Giant manta

Mantas have a variety of common names, including Atlantic manta, Pacific manta, devilfish, and just manta.

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The Giant manta lives in the reef-associated, oceanodromous, marine, depth range 0 - 120 m , usually 0 - m environment.

* Save Our Seas Foundation, Giant Manta Ray Migration in Mexico (go to page 2 of the Projects section). * The Natural History of Manta birostris, Status, Research and Conservation Program by Dr. Bob Rubin, The Manta Network, 1999. More

The giant manta, Manta birostris (Donndorff, 1798), aka devil ray, Atlantic manta, and the Pacific manta, are the largest of the rays and are closely related to sharks. These harmless, majestic creatures have short tails and no stinging spines. More

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Giant manta rays can be up to about 40' in width and 75' in length. They feed from the ocean floor and sometimes swallow treasure that has settled there. More

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literally dozens of giant Mantas covering the sea bed of a shallow bay which lay below the Sergeants Mess perched on a high, rocky, promontory. We, as kids would, threw stones into the water and watched them move just a few feet away from the splash. More

article imageRare Giant Manta Born at Japan Aquarium = By Chris V. Thangham. Subscribe to author Published Jun 17, 2007 by ■ Chris V. More

Watch: Giant Manta Rays in the Cocos Islands: - Manta Rays can reach a size of over 14 feet across. Like sharks they are boneless, inhabit open water and are usually solitary animals. Large Remora fish attached to the... More

What the giant manta rays do with humans is unique in this world. A totally wild animal, twice the mass of a horse, seeks out and revels in human physical contact. More

Giant manta rays of Socorro, Mexico Location Shot: Socorros Islands, Revillagigedos, Pacific Ocean Photographer: Ian Lauder Date Shot: 2005/01/25 Keywords: marine, sea, ocean, oceanic, aquatic , mexico, central, america, gulf , rays, divers More

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tag was placed on a giant manta on Dec. 15 of 2005 and will track the mantas depth, water temperature and global position until May ,1, 2006 when the tag will automatically release and send the stored data to waiting satellite receivers. More

I photographed this Giant Manta off the Kona coast on a night dive. It's hard to appreciate from the picture but he probably measured about 10 feet from wing tip to wing tip. More

Species: Giant manta ray, Manta birostris Location: San Benedicto Island (Islas Revillagigedos), Baja California, Mexico Manta ray and scuba diver. More

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the giant manta can attain a width of five to six metres. The head projects from its body and is distinguished by a pair of long, flat, flexible cephalic fins separated by the large arch of the mouth. More

Giant manta rays stay closer to shore in the warmer waters where food sources are more abundant, but occasionally can be found further from shore. Male rays may grow to a disc width of about 13�15 feet (4.0�4. More

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Sign In or Sign Up now! Video of a giant manta ray jumping out of the water, shot from below with a Sony digital camcorder. Video of a giant manta ray jumping out of the water, shot from below with a Sony digital camcorder. More

Common names

Almindelig djævlerokke in Danish (dansk)
Atlanti ördögrája in Hungarian (Magyar)
Atlantic manta in English
Australian devilray in English
Blanketfish in English
Cá N?ng in Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt)
Cá Nạng in Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt)
Cawang kalung in Jawa
Choucounteur in Wolof (Wollof)
Dambuhalang page in Tagalog
Devil ray in English
Devil-ray in English
devilfish in English
Diable de mer in French (français)
Diabo-do-mar in Portuguese (Português)
Diavol de mare in Rumanian
Diavolo di mare in Italian (Italiano)
Diavolos in Greek (Ελληνικά)
Diavolos in Greek, Modern (1453)
Djävulsrocka in Swedish (Svenska)
Djævlerokke in Danish (dansk)
Djevelskate in Norwegian (Norsk)
Djevlerokke in Norwegian (Norsk)
Duivelsrog in Dutch (Nederlands)
Eagleray in English
En madi in Unknown
Fafa piti in Tahitian (Reo Mā`ohi)
Fafarua in Tuamotuan
Fai manu in Tongan
Fairiyap in Austronesian (Other)
Fairiyap in Carolinian
Gaangish in Somali (Soomaaliga)
Giant Atlantic manta in English
Giant devil ray in English
Giant manta in English
Grande mante in French (français)
Great devil fish in English
Hahalua in Hawaiian
Ikan pari manta in Indonesian (Bahasa Indonesia)
Itomaki-ei in Japanese (日本語)
Jamanta in Portuguese (Português)
Jamanta gigante in Portuguese (Português)
Jättemanta in Swedish (Svenska)
Kalomlom in Misima-Paneati
Kotogan in Fon
Kotogan in Fon GBE
Kotuwa-tiriki in Tamil (தமிழ்)
Łóóʼ adishishí ntsxaaígíí in Navajo (Diné bizaad)
Manta in Afrikaans
Manta in Creole, French
Manta in Creole, Portuguese
Manta in Creoles and Pidgins, French
Manta in Creoles and Pidgins, Portuguese
Manta in Dutch (Nederlands)
Manta in English
Manta in French (français)
Manta in German (Deutsch)
Manta in Italian (Italiano)
Manta in Polish (polski)
Manta in Portuguese (Português)
Manta in Serbian (српски језик)
Manta in sp
Manta in Spanish (español)
Manta in Swedish (Svenska)
Manta (ryba) in Polish (polski)
Manta atlantica in Spanish (español)
Manta atlántica gigante in Spanish (español)
Manta birostris in Spanish (español)
manta gigante in Spanish (español)
Manta ray in English
Manta raya in Spanish (español)
Manta vatozu in Turkish (Türkçe)
Manta voladora in Spanish (español)
Mantaray in English
Mantaraya in Spanish (español)
mantarraya in sp
Mante in French (français)
Mante atlantique in French (français)
Mante du Pacifique in French (français)
Mante géante in French (français)
Maroma in Portuguese (Português)
Morcego-do-mar in Portuguese (Português)
Mortaja voladora in Spanish (español)
Munguna in English
Mwura in Austronesian (Other)
Mwura in Carolinian
Ndiaouratt bédjéne in Wolof (Wollof)
Oni-itomaki-ei in Japanese (日本語)
Pacific manta in English
Pagi in Cebuano
Pagi in Maranao/Samal/Tao Sug
Pagi in Tagalog
Paholaisrausku in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Pari kerbau in Bali
Pe-guc in Fwâi
Pe-wen in Jawe
Peixe-diabo in Portuguese (Português)
Plampangan in Jawa
Prince Alfreds ray in English
Raia-jamanta in Portuguese (Português)
Raie manta in French (français)
Raya in Spanish (español)
Reuzenmanta in Dutch (Nederlands)
Riesen-Teufelsrochen in German (Deutsch)
Riesenmanta in German (Deutsch)
Salanga in Cebuano
Sea devil in English
Skeete in English
Stillahavsmanta in Swedish (Svenska)
Taachui in Swahili (Kiswahili)
Tchibouela likouessi in Unknown
Teratos in Greek (Ελληνικά)
Teratos in Greek, Modern (1453)
Teufelsrochen in German (Deutsch)
Ucha in Creole, Portuguese
Ucha in Creoles and Pidgins, Portuguese
Ucha in Portuguese (Português)
Urjamanta in Portuguese (Português)
vai mataitalia in Fijian (vosa Vakaviti)
Vali lovo in Gela
Véraa in Numee
Vevewai in Fijian (vosa Vakaviti)
Whipri in Miskito
Манта in Bulgarian (български език)
манта in Russian (русский язык)
черт морской in Russian (русский язык)
கெட்டுவா தருக்கை  in Tamil (தமிழ்)
கொட்டுவ திருக்கி in Tamil (தமிழ்)
കൊട്ടര്  in Malayalam (മലയാളം)
オニイトマキエイ in Japanese (日本語)
双吻前口蝠鲼 in Mandarin Chinese
太平洋前口蝠鱝 in Mandarin Chinese
太平洋前口蝠鲼 in Mandarin Chinese
雙吻前口蝠鱝 in Mandarin Chinese
鬼蝠魟 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Rajiformes
Family : Myliobatidae
Genus : Manta
Species : Manta birostris
Authority : Walbaum, 1792