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.
Manta Rays have a series of gill slits where oxygen is pulled from the water.
They have gills. They do not breathe the same air that we do.
Yes, the manta ray has scales.
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Manta Ray have spiny tail.
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.
No a Manta is a shark.
The manta ray is a shy creature, but is respectful and harmless.
yes, the manta ray is the biggest of its kind.
A Manta Ray keeps its young underneath them at a times
It is called a pup.
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.
No the Manta Ray does not have a spine. The Manta Ray's skeleton is made up of cartilage just like sharks.
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20 years, if you have a manta ray in your fish tank: I suggest you release it.
Yes, manta rays are fishes.
A manta is a fish.
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No, they are fish and must be in the ocean to breathe.
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.