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A sluggish bottom-dwelling marine ray that typically lives in shallow water and can produce an electric shock for the capture of prey and for defence.Also called "torpedo ray"
- ‘The smallest ray is the short-nose electric ray, which is the size of a pancake - only 10 cm across and about 0.5 kg in weight.’
- ‘Resting on the sand are stingrays, electric rays, frogfish and the docile Port Jackson shark.’
- ‘Either the Pristidae, the true sawfish, come next, or the electric rays of the Torpediniformes.’
- ‘They include things like the electric rays and the swordfishes (Pristidae).’
- ‘We saw several species of stingray, including an electric ray brilliantly camouflaged in the sand.’
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