Communication and Perception
Taeniura lymma uses electroreception to communicate with other members of its species. Blue-spotted stingrays,use strucutres called the ampullae of Lorenzini, which allow them to detect slight electrical impulses within the water. This electroreception is often used as a means of recognizing members of the same species. (Taylor, 1997)
Communication Channels: chemical; electric
Perception Channels: visual; tactile; chemical; electric
- Taylor, M. 1997. Sharks & Rays. Sydney, AU: Time-Life Books.