Giant Electric Ray (Narcine entemedor)

Also known as Cortez Electric Ray, Cortez Numbfish, Giant Electric Guitarfish, Giant Numbfish

Description

Also known as Cortez Electric Ray, Cortez Numbfish, Giant Electric Guitarfish, Giant Numbfish.

Found in shallow waters often buried in the day over sandy bottoms foraging for food at night in bays and coastal reefs.
They feed on sea squirts and worms.
Length - 119cm
Depth - 1-100m
Widespread Eastern Pacific

Numbfish have a much weaker shock than other types of Electric Rays.

Electric Rays have specialized electric organs each side of their eyes which they use as defines and to ambush and stun their prey and then are able to eat them whole. Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/8215

2 comments

  1. Posted by Carycomic
    October 03, 2018 at 09:51 am - 1 person found this useful.

    Electric guitarfish, huh? Then, shouldn't its scientific name be Narcine gibsonii?

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