numbfish

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Ocellated Electric Ray

(Diplobatis ommata)

also referred to as a Bullseye Electric Ray is a Numbfish (a family of electric rays) of the family Narcinidae. the ray can be found in waters of the Pacific ocean from Baja California down to Ecuador. they are a medium size fish only growing up to 10in in length. they can be identified by their Bullseye on their back. and as their name states they have an electric shock that is used primarily in defense. due to heavy trawling they have been listed as Vulnerable by the IUCN.

Phylogeny

Animalia-Chordata-Chondrichthyes-Torpediniformes-Narcinidae-Diplobatis