Image of the Day: Electric Fish

The little skate (Leucoraja erinacea) uses its specialized electrosensory organ to detect electrical fields produced by its prey.

The Scientist Staff
Mar 6, 2017


(N.W. Bellono et al., “Molecular basis of ancestral vertebrate electroreception,” Nature, doi: 10.1038/nature21401, 2017).

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