Found in temperate, subtropical, and tropical waters, manta rays are exceptionally large filter feeders that consume large amounts of zooplankton. Despite their huge size, manta rays are quite docile and do not pose a threat to humans. Scientific Name: Genus Manta Characteristics: Did you know there are actually two species of manta ray, the giant oceanic manta ray and the reef manta ray? Can you figure out which species this hand painted figurine is modeled after? Size and Color: 7 inches long and 8 inches wide, both dimensions of this model are about the same size as the width of a piece of legal sized paper. Manta rays are predominantly black, and have white accents along their fins and heads. The Manta Ray is part of the Monterey Bay Aquarium® Sea Life collection. All of our products are Non-toxic and BPA free.