- Is commonly found hiding under and on sand and mud bottoms in shallow bays and estuaries, but is also observed at depths over 200 m;
- Is endemic to Australian waters;
- Can deliver powerful electric shocks to anyone who touches it, as it has electric organs located in each pectoral fin;
- It’s electric organs are used to shock crabs, worms and fishes, which make up it’s diet;
- Can deliver strong electric shocks of 50 amps, with peak of pulses sometimes exceeding 1 kilowatt;
- Is able to greatly expand its mouth to swallow relatively large prey whole; and
- Get’s it’s name as the shock can induce numbness.
References: australian.museum and own personal experience.