Marbled Electric Ray

Fact File:

Common Name(s):
Marbled Electric Ray

Scientific Name:
Torpedo marmorata

Usual Size:

UK Record Weights from rod/line:

Shore: 13lb 15oz 11drm

Boat: 2lb 8oz 8drm

MAFF Minimum Size: Shore: Boat:

The outline of the disc is rounded, with the margins being rather thick. The skin is smooth with no spines. First dorsal is only just larger than the second and they are both rounded in shape. Papillae surround the spiracle of this fish, but not in Torpedo nobiliana. Colour: on the back usually dark with a light mottling. The underside is cream-coloured.

Very little known about it's breeding habits.

Normally found in shallow water around 10m down to 30m over sand and or stony ground.

Bottom dwelling crustaceans and fish.

Scarce, found normally round south west coast of UK and occasionally in the lower North sea.

Additional Notes:

Can deliver a powerful shock if not handled carefully.

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