electric ray

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Synonyms for electric ray

any sluggish bottom-dwelling ray of the order Torpediniformes having a rounded body and electric organs on each side of the head capable of emitting strong electric discharges

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Divers encountering electric rays are warned not to touch them.
Siphon nipping of the bivalve Amiantis purpurata by the electric ray Discopyge tschudii (Heckel 1846) in Mar del Plata, Argentina.
Ancient Romans and Greeks were also intrigued by the electrical shocks of the Pacific Electric Ray.
Pacific Electric Rays have two kidney-shaped electrical organs that lie within their wings.
Pacific Electric Rays are found in waters from British Columbia down to Baja California.
In Ancient Greece, electric rays were used as a primitive form of anaesthetic before surgery.
Their smaller cousins, marbled electric rays, seldom venture far from Mediterranean warmth and they are so rare in British waters that a 23in (approx 60cm) female, caught 75 miles off Land's End.
Janet Thompson, Ryan Fila and Kyle Delaney formed Electric Rays Tanning Spa LLC in 2008.
Several years before starting Electric Rays, according to the court papers, Thompson and Fila had formed a separate partnership buying and selling real property, into which she also invested money.
They are a pair of marbled electric rays, each capable of felling a man with a blast of 220 volts.
Middleweight undulate rays are most attractive with distinctive markings and, unlike sting and electric rays, they are harmless to humans.
When kids play their movies, eels slither through the kelp while electric rays skim across the ocean floor to the sound of the waves above.
The big family includes marbled electric rays, cuckoos and bottle-nosed rays.