Program: ArtRage 2.5 and tablet
Time: three hours on the main picture, another hour on the border
Species: Manta ray or Manta birostris
Beautiful, harmless creatures, that grow up to 7.6 metres across. They’re pelagic and feed on plankton.
They have a lot of different names ( eg Pacific/Atlantic manta, devilfish…) and are a different family from stingrays (which are Dasyatidae)
There are two different manta species, both tropical – this is the larger one, <em>Manta birostris</em>.
The horns around its mouth are actually limbs – it’s the only jawed vertebrate with six limbs.