Electric rays, or New Zealand torpedoes, stun their prey with an electric shock. Estimated at 50 volts in some rays, the charge is enough to make an adult human collapse. One of about 14 electric ray species in the world, Torpedo fairchildi, pictured here, is found only in New Zealand.
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Photograph by Ian Skipworth
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