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Manta Ray

While manta rays might appear daunting, they are generally docile. Manta rays are found in temperate or tropical oceans, and they generally stay in the upper reaches or at the surface of deeper waters. These rays are filter feeders that subsist on plankton. They can also eat larger fish or aquatic creatures as the need arises, but rarely attack anything Small or larger. Many underwater cultures, particularly aquatic elves, raise and farm manta rays to serve as messengers, beasts of burden, or even pets. Manta rays don't make particularly good mounts, but some aquatic civilizations use them to draw underwater carriages.

Recall Knowledge - Animal (Nature): DC 15

Manta RayCreature 1

NLargeAnimalAquatic
Source Bestiary 2 pg. 226
Perception +6; electrolocation (imprecise) 30 feet, low-light vision
Skills Athletics +8
Str +3, Dex +3, Con +4, Int -4, Wis +1, Cha -1
Electrolocation A manta ray in water can use its electrolocation as an imprecise sense at the listed range to detect living creatures that are in the same body of water as itself.
AC 16; Fort +6, Ref +9, Will +6
HP 24
Speed swim 40 feet
Melee Single ActionSingle Action tail +8 [+4/+0] (agile), Damage 1d8+3 bludgeoningStrafing Rush Single ActionSingle Action The manta ray Swims, making one tail Strike at any point along the way. The Strike deals half damage.Swift Swimmer Two ActionsTwo Actions The manta ray Swims twice. It has a +10-foot circumstance bonus to its Speed during these actions.

All Monsters in "Ray"

NameLevel
Manta Ray1
Stingray0

Ray

Source Bestiary 2 pg. 226
Rays are an unusual type of fish with wide, sail-like fins and long tails, giving them an almost kite-like shape as they swim gracefully through the water. All rays have a rudimentary form of electrolocation, allowing them to detect the faint electrical charges that emanate naturally from nearby living creatures, a sense akin to scent in its accuracy.

Sidebar - Related Creatures Other Rays

Stingrays and manta rays are among the most common species of these fish, but others dwell in more remote areas. The dangerous blood ray is an ambush predator that dwells in murky swamp waters and drains creature's blood after paralyzing them with its sting, while the immense leviathan ray is a deep-ocean predator that has a deadly mouth capable of swallowing small ships whole.