Manta rays are large rays belonging to the genus Manta. The larger species, M.birostris, reaches 7 m (23 ft 0 in) in width while the smaller, M. alfredi, reaches 5.5 m (18 ft 1 in). Mantas are found in temperate, subtropical and tropical waters. The name "manta" is Portuguese and Spanish for mantle (cloak or blanket), a type of blanket-shaped trap traditionally used to catch rays. Mantas are known as "devilfish" because of their horn-shaped cephalic fins, which are imagined to give them an "evil" appearance.
Technical DetailsIssue Date: 17.11.2016
Values: MVR 60