Lesser electric ray

The Lesser electric ray lives in the demersal, marine environment.

The Lesser electric ray is classified as Critically Endangered (CR), facing an extremely high risk of extinction in the wild.

The lesser electric ray can be found along the beaches and coastal waters of the western Atlantic Ocean between Argentina and North Carolina and it is locally common in the Gulf of Mexico. It has also been documented in the Pacific Ocean near the Yucatan. More

LESSER ELECTRIC RAYNarcine brasiliensis - Gulf Specimen's Research Agendas to Date: * Classical model for neurotransmitter research * More

View all available Lesser Electric Ray Pictures in the Shark Pictures Database Common Names: Lesser electric ray Latin Name: Narcine brasiliensis Family: Narcinidae Identification: More

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The lesser electric ray is a sluggish fish that grows to approximately 18 inches in length. It has a fleshy, circular disc and a tapering tail. The dorsal fins are set behind the disc and are nearly equally sized. The caudal fin is rounded. More

The lesser electric ray is a species that is capable of producing a powerful electric shock. This animal can produce between 14 and 37 volts, enough to give a diver a strong jolt. More

The lesser electric ray has a moderately long, rounded snout, a relatively short tail, and a flattened body, which is fused with the enlarged pectoral fins to form a flat, rounded disc. Two equal-sized dorsal fins are located behind the rounded ... More

Lesser Electric Ray - Narcine brasiliensis Photo Details Photographer: Paul Osmond (see this users gallery) Lesser Electric Ray (Narcine brasiliensis) n the ocean floor near Punta Sur. More

Lesser electric rays normally lie buried in the sand of the surf zone and shallow Gulf. Accidentally stepping on one can be a shocking experience. More

Common names

lesser electric ray in English
Narcina Bancroftova in Czech (česky)
raya eléctrica torpedo in Spanish (español)

Order : Torpediniformes
Family : Narcinidae
Genus : Narcine
Species : Narcine bancroftii
Authority : Griffith and Smith, 1834