Pacific electric ray

This species was originally described by William Orville Ayres in 1855 as Torpedo californica, and subsequently placed in the genus Tetronarce by Theodore Gill in 1861.

The Pacific electric ray lives in the demersal, marine, depth range 0 - 425 m , usually 3 - 200 m environment.

The Pacific electric ray, Torpedo californica, is a species of ray, family Torpedinidae, and the only electric ray endemic to the western coast of the United States. It is a solitary, nocturnal predator of bony fishes, which it subdues using pulses of electricity. More

The Pacific electric ray is one of 14 described species of electric rays, but is the only species limited to the west coast of the US. More

Pacific electric rays aren’t in danger. Small commercial fisheries catch electric rays for biological and medical researchers, and some are caught by accident in trawls and gill nets. More

Pacific Electric Ray Photos and Species Information for Fish Caught in Mexico See hundreds of other fish pictures and species information by clicking here for our main Fish Photo List. More

** The Pacific electric ray is found from British Columbia to the central Pacific coast of Baja California. It is most common from Pt. Conception south and may be found in waters down to 1,000 or even 1,500 feet. More

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The Pacific electric ray (Torpedo californica) is a species of electric ray native to the eastern Pacific Ocean. The range of the species is from British Columbia, Canada to Baja California, Mexico, and possibly also other areas of the Pacific. More

The Pacific Electric Ray is the only one of its species at Aquarium of the Bay and joins the aquarium's 20,000 aquatic animals. Pacific Electric Rays have two kidney-shaped electrical organs that lie within their wings. More

The Pacific Electric Ray is about 30 inches wide, three feet long and is a full grown female. More

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“We are thrilled with the new Pacific Electric Ray and thankful for the opportunity to introduce it at Aquarium of the Bay,” stated John Frawley, General Manager of Aquarium of the Bay. More

Yes, the pacific electric ray really can produce a shock, and the jolt is known to reach 45 volts. This disk shaped ray is difficult to mistake, its coloration is typically a blue-gray body with dark spots, and a white underside. More

Torpedo californica, commonly known as the Pacific electric ray, is a relatively abundant fish that exhibits the peculiar ability to produce electricity for feeding and defense. More

Pacific electric ray, can generate a pretty good electric jolt that not only numbs the creatures it eats, but can also zap human swimmers when it feels threatened. More

Common names

Californisk darrocka in Swedish (Svenska)
Dretwa kalifornijska in Polish (polski)
Electric ray in English
K'ak'ew' in Salish
Kalifornischer Zitterrochen in German (Deutsch)
Pacific electric ray in English
Pacific torpedo in English
Pacifický rejnok elektrický in Czech (česky)
Pacifische sidderrog in Dutch (Nederlands)
Pacifisk elrokke in Danish (dansk)
Pazifischer Zitterrochen in German (Deutsch)
Raya eléctrica in Spanish (español)
Torpedo in English
Torpedo in Spanish (español)
Torpedo del Pacifico in Spanish (español)
太平洋电鳐 in Mandarin Chinese
太平洋電鰩 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Torpediniformes
Family : Torpedinidae
Genus : Torpedo
Species : Torpedo californica
Authority : Ayres, 1855