Galvanis Torpedo From Sir William Jardine’s Naturalists’ Library
Six volumes devoted to Ichthyology
Published in Edinburgh in 1843
The handwatercolored fish is seen on the beach with a simmering volcano and port city in the background.
Plate 26 – Engraved by W.H.Lizars
Torpedo Rays – Fish from the genus Torpedo known commony as torpedo rays or electric rays are a group of rays, flat fish known for their ability electric discharge, ranging from 8 to 220 volts, depending on species. The charge is used to stun prey and as a defense mechanism.