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The Marbled Electric Ray (Torpedo marmorata) can grow up to around 14 pounds.

IdentificationEdit

The outline of the disc is rounded, with the margins being rather thick. The skin is smooth with no spines. First dorsal is only just larger than the second and they are both rounded in shape. Papillae surround the spiracle of this fish, but not in Torpedo nobiliana. Colour: on the back usually dark with a light mottling. The underside is cream-coloured.

Breeding: Very little known about it's breeding habits.

HabitatEdit

Normally found in shallow water around 10m down to 30m over sand and or stony ground.

FoodEdit

Bottom dwelling crustaceans and fish.

RangeEdit

Scarce, found normally round south west coast of UK and occasionally in the lower North sea.

Additional NotesEdit

Can deliver a powerful shock if not handled carefully.

References Edit

The Aquarium Project

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