Manta rays are often confused
with their cousins the devil rays.
The easiest way to differentiate these two types
of rays is to look at the shape of the head and body:
- Mantas have a large,
broad head with the mouth positioned in front. Devil rays have a narrower and
more apparent head with the mouth located under the “chin”.
rays general body shape look “sharper” than the mantas with “pointier”
- Devil rays are generally smaller only growing up to 2-3metre
across. Manta rays do not have any tail
barb while some species of devil rays do.