Monday, December 7, 2009

MFS - Strange But True - Creatures/Animals 10


The electric rays are a group of rays, flattened cartilaginous fish with enlarged pectoral fins, that comprise the order Torpediniformes. They are known for being capable of producing an electric discharge, ranging from as little as 8 volts up to 220 volts depending on species, used to stun prey and for defense. There are 69 species in four families.
Perhaps the most known members are those of the genus Torpedo, also called crampfish and numbfish.Read more about this living taser on MFS,with videoclip.

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