IUCN threat status:

Vulnerable (VU)

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  Common names: electric-ray (English), raya eléctrica (Espanol), raya-eléctrica (Espanol)
Diplobatis ommata (Jordan & Gilbert in Jordan & Bollman, 1890)

Bullseye electric-ray,   Ocellated electric-ray,     Target electric-ray

Disc rounded; large electric organ beside each eye; 2 similar sized dorsal fins; tips of dorsal and tail fins rounded; front margin of pelvic fins covered by pectoral fins; nostril of each side divided into two separate holes; mouth tubular, teeth entirely enclosed when mouth is closed.

Light brown, usually with profuse leopard-like spotting and diffuse dark cross bars, also a large "bulls-eye" ocellated marking at center of disc; one specimen from Panama was plain brown except for a large black spot at the center of its disc.

Grows to about 25 cm TL.

Inhabits sandy or rubble bottoms.

Depth: 0-94 m.

Southern Baja and the lower 3/4 of the Gulf of California to northern Peru, Malpelo.


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