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Manta Ray, (Manta birostris), Maldives
Code Number:
AACV01P11_16
Title:
Manta Ray, (Manta birostris), Maldives
Size: Largest - 30 feet wing span, average 20 feet wing span.
Weight: Largest - about 3000 pounds.
Food: Plankton, small fish and crustaceans.Ê They have no teeth.
Stinger: Mantas do not have a stinging spine.
Babies: Born via aplacental viviparity.Ê This means eggs form and develop inside the mother. The babies are born live and weigh about 20 pounds.

Kingdom: Animalia
Kingdom: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Subclass: Elasmobranchii
Order: Myliobatiformes
Family: Mobulidae
Genus: Manta
Species: Manta birostris

(Walbaum, 1792)
Keywords:
Scuba Diving, Diver, Chondrichthyes, Cartilaginous Fishes, Vertebrates, Animals, Animalia, Chordata, Chordate, Predator, sealife, predation
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Horst Fulle

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