According to Fishing Fury, this gigantic manta ray you see above is the biggest one ever captured. Measuring a staggering 19 feet, 9 inches from wing-tip to wing-tip and weighing over 5000-pounds. That's right, on August 26, 1933, this monster ray became entangled in the anchor rope of Captain A. L. Kahn's fishing boat off the shore of New Jersey. Believe it or not, a 45cm baby manta (held in the hands of Captain Kahn above) was born shortly after its mother fish was dragged ashore. Continue reading for one more picture.
The giant oceanic manta ray (Manta birostris) is a species of ray in the family Mobulidae, and the largest type of ray in the world. They are circumglobal and are typically found in tropical and subtropical waters, but can also be found in temperate waters.