Hi, sorry I took some long to write back to you. I was out with the flu for five days; I'm sure you understand. Since I'm not a marine biologist by training, I had to ask around about your ray questions. The largest ray is an eagle ray with a wing span of 11.5 ft (this is the largest on record). The largest manta ray (measured wingspan - width) is an unconfirmed 29.5 ft! Wow! Ah, on to the mammal question. Three holes on the underside of a manatee. Let me see if I can explain this ok. Both male and female manatees have "bellybuttons" of sorts. There is then a genital slit (for females, this leads to the vagina, for males, this is where the penis is). There is then the anus. Males have their genital slit closer to the anus (by the tail) than the females do. Are these the three holes you're talking about? If not, try to describe this a little better to me. ______________________________ Reply Separator _________________________________ Subject: Stingrays/Manta Rays Author: DICOUT@aol.com at ~smtp Date: 2/7/98 3:35 PM What is the largest stingray and it's size? What is the largest a Manta ray can get? There are three holes on the underside of a manatee (I think), what is the correct terminology for them and what are they all used for?