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Coffin Ray (Hypnos monopterygius)

… is a species of electric ray or numbfish found only off the coasts of Eastern and Western Australia. Like all electric rays the coffin ray has an electric organ which allows it to dispatch its prey with a 200v electric shock, it uses this shock to feed on fish, cephalopods, worms and occasionally penguins and rats. Coffin rays are poor swimmers and are active at night, during the day they spend their time buried in the sediment to keep out of the sight of predators. Although their shock can cause severe pain in humans it is in no way lethal.

Phylogeny

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One more thing to add to the “Why rays are badass” list.