Genus: Diplobatis, Painted Electric Ray, Painted Electric Rays
teeth inside closed mouth
PAINTED ELECTRIC RAYS
Disc slightly oval, with moderately convex front edge; well-developed electrical organs visible as kidney-shaped mounds on either side of the head; nostrils subdivided with two openings; eyes normally developed, not covered by skin; mouth tubular, protractile, teeth entirely inside mouth when it is closed; 2 dorsal fins of equal size; outer part of inner edge of pelvic fins not joined to side of tail; male claspers not continuous with inner edge of pelvic fins; moderately stout tail with skin fold from under rear of 1st dorsal base to origin of tail fin; tail fin well developed, triangular, upper and lower lobes continuous around the tip.
Diplobatis is a new world, tropical genus with four species, three of which occur in the Greater Caribbean, two of them endemic to that region.