Cof­fin ray

Hyp­nos monoptery­gius

Australian Geographic - - Nature Watch -

Length: 63cm

A medium-sized elec­tric ray found widely around Aus­trali­aus­tralia south of the Top End. . A red­dishor dark-brown colour,our, the large disc and short tail of this species e eas­ily dis­tin­guishes it. It is a bo bot­tom feeder found in the soft subs sub­strate of coastal bays and beach beaches. The ray uses elec­tric shocks to stun fish, and has been kno known to in­gest prey of a sim­i­lar size to it­self.

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