LATIN NAME : Mobula birostris
FAMILY : Myliobatidae
PHYLUM : Chordata
CLASS : Chondrichthyes
A tireless traveller, the manta ray is an iconic open sea species. Its beauty is captivating.
It lives close to the surface, at depths of between 0 and 1000 metres. Its distribution is very localised on reefs.
Giant manta rays gather at the highest points, where the currents carry along the plankton on which they feed. They supplement their diet with small fish and crustaceans.
Giant manta rays can reach 8 metres in length and can weigh up to 1,8 tonnes, which makes them the largest ray in the world