Panther Electric Ray, Panther Torpedo
Torpedo pantherais commonly referred to as Panther Electric Ray, Panther Torpedo. Difficulty in the aquarium: Not suitable for home aquaria!. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
lexID: 3462 AphiaID: 217381 Scientific: Torpedo panthera German: Bogenstirn-Zitterrochen English: Panther Electric Ray, Panther Torpedo Category: Stingrays Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Elasmobranchii (Class) > Torpediniformes (Order) > Torpedinidae (Family) > Torpedo (Genus) > panthera (Species) Initial determination: Olfers, 1831 Occurrence: , Eritrea , Sudan , Kuwait , Djibouti , Vereinigte Arabische Emirate Arabian Sea, Bahrain, Egypt, Gulf of Aqaba / Gulf of Eliat, Gulf of Bengal / Bay of Bengal, Gulf of Oman / Oman, India, Indian Ocean, Irak, Israel, Jordan, Madagascar, Mauritius, Pakistan, Quatar, Red Sea, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Western Indian Ocean, Yemen Sea depth: 1 - 350 Meter Size: up to 39.37" (100 cm) Temperature: 73.4 °F - 82.4 °F (23°C - 28°C) Food: Crabs, Fish (little fishes), Invertebrates Difficulty: Not suitable for home aquaria! Offspring: Not available as offspring Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown CITES: Not evaluated Red List: Data deficient (DD) Related species at Catalog of Life:
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Created: 2010-12-16 23:49:45
Last edit: 2021-02-23 16:21:24
Electric rays can generate electric shocks of 70-300 volts, which normaly serve as a weapon and for catching prey.
Depending on the level of exposed electric shocks, people may have atrial fibrillation of the heart, temporary short-term cardiac arrest, cardiac arrest, and cardiac arrest.
Therefore, never touch an electric ray!
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