Diplobatis ommata, also known as the Bullseye electric ray or Ocellated electric ray, is readily distinguished from other species of ray, the upperside of the ocellated electric ray is marked in the centre with a distinctive bullseye. Solitary and nocturnal, the ocellated electric ray conceals itself during the day by lying partially buried in the sand, usually near a rocky reef.
Diplobatis ommata inhabits the eastern-central Pacific, from Baja California, south through the Gulf of California, along the coast of central America as far as Colombia and Ecuador.
This electric ray has a restricted distribution in shallow water within a heavily trawled area. It is taken as bycatch in shrimp fisheries and although it is not utilized it may appear incidentally in markets.
Diplobatus ommata (Jordan & Gilbert, 1890)
Discopyge ommata Jordan & Gilbert, 1890
Narcine ommata Clark, 1936
Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Elasmobranchii (Class) > Neoselachii (Subclass) > Batoidea (Infraclass) > Torpediniformes (Order) > Narcinidae (Family) > Diplobatis (Genus) > Diplobatis ommata (Species