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extremely flat-bodied cartilaginous marine fish, related to the shark. The pectoral fins of most rays are developed into broad, flat, winglike appendages, attached all along the sides of the head; the animal swims by rippling movements of these wings.
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a city in Ecuador, on the Pacific Ocean. Population, approximately 44,400 (1969). Manta is the principal port for the export of coffee (two-thirds of the country’s coffee export). It has a vegetable-oil extraction plant, fish canneries, and enterprises of the wood-products industry. Manta is well known for the manufacture of Panama hats.