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  • Do manta rays have teeth or venomous barbs?

  • David Language

    Administrator
    April 6, 2021 at 3:30 pm

    Do manta rays have teeth or venomous barbs?

  • David Language

    Administrator
    April 6, 2021 at 3:45 pm

    Manta rays have gill plates that they use to filter tiny creatures out of the water to eat. These are each 1 – 2 mm long. They do not have teeth for defence or biting large prey.

    They also don’t have venomous barbs in their tails like stingrays do.

    Swimming with manta rays is a wonderful choice for anyone wanting a remarkable animal encounter with a gentle giant.

    (Courtesy of Mantary Island Resort)

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