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  • How do manta rays reproduce?

  • David Language

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    April 6, 2021 at 3:32 pm

    How do manta rays reproduce?

  • David Language

    Administrator
    April 6, 2021 at 3:48 pm

    Manta rays take about 10 years to reach sexual maturity. Once they start breeding, they usually have a single pup (sometimes two) every two to five years. Gestation is believed to be about a year long. Eggs are retained within the mother mantra ray’s body, where they hatch. Sometime after, she gives birth to live young.

    (Courtesy of Mantary Island Resort)

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