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The Electric Ray (Torpedo nobiliana) can grow over 96 lb.

Identification[]

The outline of the disc is rounded, the skin is smooth with no spines. First dorsal is much larger than the second and they are both rounded in shape. Colour: on the back usually dark brown/ grey or black.The underside is white. Breeding: Very little known about it's breeding habits, although it is viviparous, and thought probably to do so during the summer months.

Habitat[]

Normally found in shallow water around 10m down to 80m although it has been recorded down to 350m

Food[]

Bottom dwelling crustaceans and fish, stunned by it's electrical discharge.

Range[]

Scarce but found all round west coast of UK, as far north as the Shetland Islands.

Additional Notes[]

Can deliver a powerful shock if not handled carefully.

References[]

The Aquarium Project

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