Pacific and Indian ocean.
They call me a giant manta ray or a sea devil, impressive, isn't it? But it's not for nothing! I measure up to seven meters in span and I weigh almost two tons! My body is flattened and kite shaped. Even though I'm impressive because of my size, I'm harmless. In addition, I am very curious and I love swimming around divers!
To get rid of my parasites I sometimes jump out of the water but I also have my friends the Remoras, those little fish that cling under my belly and help me clean my skin. In exchange, I protect them and let them enjoy my food.
MY SCIENTIFIC NAME
WHERE DO I LIVE?
Pacific and Indian ocean
Tropical, subtropical and temperate waters
7 m span
1 600 kg
MY LIFE SPAN
at least 50 years old
1 egg every 5 years
WHAT DO I EAT?
MY CONSERVATION STATUS
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