In A Truly A Mesmerizing Video We See Mobula Rays Take To The Air…They’re Known As ‘Flying Devilfish’
These particular animals are known as Mobula Rays, it is a genus of ray in the family Myliobatidae. And they’re not ‘breaching’, or flying for fun, they’re trying to attract a mate. And the higher they fly and the harder they land on the surface of the water creates a “boom” that sends a sound wave throughout the water to attract a willing female. I think it’s rather interesting to what lengths males of ANY species will go through to snag a mate. Talk about jumping through hoops to get a girl!!
According to Wikipedia:
Their appearance is similar to that of manta rays, which are in the same family. Species of this genera are often collectively referred to as “devil rays”, “flying mobula” or simply “flying rays”, due to their propensity for breaching, sometimes in a spectacular manner. The devil fish can attain a disc width of up to 5.2 m (17 ft) and can probably weigh over a ton, second only to the Manta species in size. Despite their size, little is known about this genus, much of it being from anecdotal accounts.