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The gill slits of the manta ray are visible on its ventral side. It respires like fish do, taking in water through its mouth and then letting it pass over its gills and then exit through the gill slits. Use the link to the Wikipedia article and check out the pictures. Or use the other link to a picture posted at Geocities showing a 5,000 pound creature taken from the ocean.

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Manta Rays have a series of gill slits where oxygen is pulled from the water.

How long can a manta ray stay underwater?

They have gills. They do not breathe the same air that we do.

Does a manta ray have scales?

Yes, the manta ray has scales.

What is a female manta ray called?

what is a male manta ray called

What kind of tail does a manta ray have?

Manta Ray have spiny tail.

Who would win in a fight pufferfish or manta ray?

manta ray

Is a manta ray a type of shark?

The manta ray is a cousin of the shark. Both share skeletal system based on cartilaginous elements, a similar skin and they breathe using gills that finish in a few ruts in the skin of the animal.

Is a manta ray an amphibian?

No a Manta is a shark.

How does the Manta Ray behave?

The manta ray is a shy creature, but is respectful and harmless.

Is the Manta ray the biggest of its kind?

yes, the manta ray is the biggest of its kind.

How does a manta ray raise its young?

A Manta Ray keeps its young underneath them at a times

What is a baby manta ray called?

It is called a pup.

What is the lifespan of manta rays?

Lifespan is 20 years on average for a Devil Ray also known as the Manta Ray Manta ray is their actual name. so it'd make more sense if you said: Lifespan is 20 years on average for a Manta Ray also known as the Manta Ray. just so you know.

Does the manta ray have a spine?

No the Manta Ray does not have a spine. The Manta Ray's skeleton is made up of cartilage just like sharks.

What rhymes with anta?

Manta (as in Manta Ray), Santa.

What is the scientific name of a manta ray?

Manta birostris

Who is manta ray?


How old will a manta ray get?

20 years, if you have a manta ray in your fish tank: I suggest you release it.

Are a manta ray a fish?

Yes, manta rays are fishes.

Is a manta ray a non-mammal?

A manta is a fish.

What is the largest ray in the world?

a manta ray

Which ray is the largest wingspan?

The Manta Ray

Can manta rays breathe out of water?

No, they are fish and must be in the ocean to breathe.

What is the largest type of ray?

Giant Oceanic Manta Ray The giant oceanic manta ray, giant manta ray, or oceanic manta ray, is a species of ray in the family Mobulidae, and the largest type of ray in the world. They are circumglobal and are typically found in tropical and subtropical waters, but can also be found in temperate waters. Until 2017, giant mantas were classified in the genus Manta, along with the smaller reef manta. DNA testing revealed that both species are more closely related to rays of the genus Mobula than previously thought. As a result, giant mantas were renamed Mobula birostris to reflect the new classification.

Does a manta ray have a backbone?