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electric ray Syllabification: e·lec·tric ray

Definition of electric ray in English:


A sluggish bottom-dwelling marine ray that typically lives in shallow water and can produce an electric shock for the capture of prey and for defense. Also called torpedo ray (see torpedo).
  • Family Torpedinidae: several genera, in particular Torpedo, and many species
Example sentences
  • Resting on the sand are stingrays, electric rays, frogfish and the docile Port Jackson shark.
  • We saw several species of stingray, including an electric ray brilliantly camouflaged in the sand.
  • They include things like the electric rays and the swordfishes (Pristidae).
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