They slowly drift over unsuspecting fishes and stun them with their electrical charge.
Has few natural predators due to large size and electrical shock capabilities.
Predators include large sharks and large carnivorous fish.
The Pacific electric ray has two kidney-shaped electric organs on sides of its head, that it uses for hunting and defense. Its shock can be as strong as 45 volts or more!
The ancient Greeks and Romans used the electric current of the electric ray to treat ailments like gout and headaches. Their current is still used for biological and medical research. The word narcotic comes from the Greek word for this fish, “narke,” meaning “numbfish.”
These rays are known to be aggressive with divers and even pursue them, so watch out! However, there are no recorded cases of them harming humans.