Night-Shocker: Predatory Behavior of the Pacific Electric Ray (Torpedo californica)

Science  21 Apr 1978:
Vol. 200, Issue 4339, pp. 333-334
DOI: 10.1126/science.200.4339.333


Diving observations off Santa Barbara, California, indicate that Pacific electric rays (Torpedo californica) enter inshore reefs at night and actively prey on fish with the aid of powerful electric discharges.