Narcine bancroftii

(Griffith & Smith, 1834)

Lesser electric ray
Classification: Elasmobranchii Torpediniformes Narcinidae

Reference of the original description
Cuvier, G.L.C.F.D. & Griffith, E. & Smith, C. (1834)
The class Pisces, arranged by the Baron Cuvier, with supplementary additions, by Edward Griffith, F.R.S. &c. and Lieut.-Col. Charles Hamilton Smith, F.R., L.S.S. &c. &c. The animal kingdom. London. Vol. 1, 1–680 pp, 62 pls

Image of the original description

Torpedo bancroftii in Cuvier, 1834 (valid name: Narcine bancroftii)

Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Narcine bancrofti, Narcine brasiliensis bancrofti, Narcine umbrosa, Torpedo bancroftii

Narcine bancroftii

Narcine umbrosa
Syntype: CAS: 18246 (ex IU 987) USNM: 36940

Description :

Citation: Narcine bancroftii (Griffith & Smith, 1834): In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras,, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 07/2024

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Narcine bancroftii (Griffith & Smith, 1834), © NOOA
Common names
spa Raya eléctrica torpedo, eng Lesser electric ray

Western Atlantic: North Carolina to northeastern Brazil, including the Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sean and the islands of the West Indies. Not in Compagno"quot;s 1999 checklist [529]. Reported in Brazil (Ref. 53431).
First record: 2019: off Venezuela [27305] Source:

demersal; marine

shark-references Species-ID=4024;

Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)
  • Pterobothrium heteracanthum Diesing, 1850 [16112]

  • Electrovermis zappum Warren & Bullard, 2019 [28146]