Safari LTD | Monterey Bay Aquarium Sea Life ~ MANTA RAY
Found in temperate, subtropical, and tropical waters, manta rays are exceptionally large filter feeders that consume large amounts of zooplankton. Despite their huge size, manta rays are quite docile and do not pose a threat to humans.
Sadly, both species of manta ray are classified as vulnerable on the IUCN’s red list with a decreasing population trend. Because of their low reproductive rate, manta rays are especially susceptible to harmful effects, the most prevalent of which is overfishing. Manta rays are hunted primarily for their gills, which are used in medicinal products. They also often end up as bycatch in the nets of many fisheries.
- Recommended Age: 3
- Size in cm: 18.5 L x 20.5 W x 2.5 H
- Size in inches: 7.28 L x 8.07 W x 0.98 H
- Scale: 1:30