Highest leaping batoid

Last updated: October 9, 2017 at 17:10 pm

The manta ray (Manta birostris) may leap over 3 m (10 ft) out of the water. This behaviour often associated with smaller specimens may serve to dislodge parasites or remoras, or it could be associated with playing or hunting. The manta ray is also the largest batoid (rays and skates).

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