5 Awesome Facts About Manta Rays

Manta rays are not just the graceful underwater dancers that you know of. They can be weird too! We’re sure you’ll never see the manta the same way before after you read these facts:


1. Brain larger than body weight

Of all the 32,000 fish species known to man, manta rays have the largest brain to body weight! This is why their feeding habit is coordinated!

5 Awesome Facts About Manta Rays


2. Swimming blankets

Manta is derived from a Spanish word that means ‘blanket.’

5 Awesome Facts About Manta Rays


3. Do you know they have stings?

Well, some of them. Mantas evolved from stingrays, and in some mobula species, they have a 'sting' located at the base of their tail.

5 Awesome Facts About Manta Rays


4. Weird: They have skin-covered teeth

Yes. They have 300 rows of skin-covered teeth! Don’t worry, they are useless and nonfunctioning.

5 Awesome Facts About Manta Rays


5. Burrito babies

Every other year, manta rays give birth to one or a pair of  little manta pups rolled up like little burritos.

5 Awesome Facts About Manta Rays

 

Just Breathe Better Underwater

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