manta ray

Definitions of manta ray
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n extremely large pelagic tropical ray that feeds on plankton and small fishes; usually harmless but its size make it dangerous if harpooned

Synonyms:
devilfish, manta
Types:
Atlantic manta, Manta birostris
largest manta (to 22 feet across wings); found worldwide but common in Gulf of Mexico and along southern coasts of United States; primarily oceanic
Mobula hypostoma, devil ray
small manta (to 4 feet) that travels in schools
Type of:
ray
cartilaginous fishes having horizontally flattened bodies and enlarged winglike pectoral fins with gills on the underside; most swim by moving the pectoral fins

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