Meaning of devil ray in English:

devil ray

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noun

  • A large, long-tailed ray that has a fleshy, hornlike projection on each side of the mouth. It occurs on or near the surface of warm seas and feeds on plankton.

    Family Mobulidae: two genera and several species, including the manta

    ‘I could tell that David was quite taken with the critters, because on the rest of the dive he managed to miss two sea snakes, one devil ray and a monster barramundi cod.’
    • ‘The fish belong to a family of rays, including manta rays and devil rays, that are known for their frequent and flamboyant jumping, though the habit remains poorly understood by scientists.’
    • ‘Charging ‘sumo’ size silvertip sharks in pairs; eagle rays; devil rays; leopard sharks; nurse sharks; whitetips - they are everywhere.’’
    • ‘Here, dense shoals of fusiliers swim with eagle rays and devil rays, and sometimes even more unusual species are seen.’
    • ‘You'll dive up to five times a day along 100-foot walls swarming with tuna, sharks, barracuda, devil rays, and the scattered remains of sunken World War II wrecks.’
    • ‘We watched a school of devil rays circling over our heads, and off the reef, to the south in the deeper waters, a white tip soldiered past.’
    • ‘We saw a school of devil rays here, and dived through a cut in the reef so full of life that my buddy simply disappeared among it!’