Bullseye Electric Ray (Diplobatis Ommata) - 

Also known as crampfish or numbfish, electric rays can emit anywhere from 9 to 220v of electricity from their bodies.  The electric ray can emit electric shocks from its two bioelectric organs on each side of its head.  Electric rays are the most electro-sensitive animal.  They also have an organ in their brain that allows them to control their electricity as well as shutting it of in situations like birthing or mating.

They have poor eyesight thus relying almost entirely on their electricity to find prey, kill and defend.  Salt water conducts electricity better, so they typically have a much higher voltage output.

The bullseye electric ray is a saltwater fish that only grows up to about 10 inches long.  It mostly lives in sandy areas and uses its fins to skip along the sand.  It is nocturnal and spends the day buried in the sand. Like many rays, it is in danger of fisherman over trawling their habitiats.

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    I’m assuming the electric eel’s generate electricity in a similar manner. That’s so cool!...
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