Narcine entemedor

Jordan & Starks, 1895


Giant electric ray
Classification: Elasmobranchii Torpediniformes Narcinidae

Reference of the original description
Jordan, D.S. (1895)
The fishes of Sinaloa. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences,(Series 2), 5: 377–514, 30 pls.

Image of the original description
No image in first description.

Types
Narcine entemedor
Holotype: SU: 11699 (not 1699 as published) Paratype: BMNH: 1895.5.27.340 (from Jordan) NMW: lost? not found in 2011;


Description :


Citation: Narcine entemedor Jordan & Starks, 1895: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 11/2021

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Narcine entemedor JORDAN & STARKS, 1895 matue, male © Itzigueri Burgos Vázquez
Common names
deu \(T\) Elektrischer Rochen, spa Dormilón, spa Raya electrica, spa Raya eléctrica gigante, fra \(T\) Raie électrique géante, eng Cortez electric ray, eng Giant electric ray

Distribution
Eastern Pacific: Gulf of California to Peru. Source: www.gbif.org

Biology
Found in shallow water on sandy bottoms, sometimes adjacent to reefs [1658]. Found buried in the sand during the day [1658]. Moves into shallow bays at night to feed; prefers polychaete worms, but may take sea squirts.

Size / Weight / Age
TL min/max: 16,5 cm/119,0 cm, Weight (g) min/max: 54 g/17600 g (Database: 163 specimens, collected between October 2013 and August 2014 from the artisanal fisheries in ‘Los Esteros’ located in Manta City, Ecuadorian Pacific (0° 56' 59'' S; 80° 42' 34'' W) and from ‘La Poza’ located in Santa Rosa City (02° 13'0'' S; 80° 58' 0'' W)) [22773]

Habitat
demersal; marine

Remarks
shark-references Species-ID=4033;

Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)
Monogenea
  • Narcinecotyle longifilamentus Torres-Carrera, Ruiz-Escobar, García-Prieto & Oceguera-Figueroa, 2020 [28242]

Cestoda
  • Acanthobothrium franus Marques, Centritto & Stewart, 1997 [7626] [16969] [28741]
  • Acanthobothrium inbiorium Marques, Centritto & Stewart, 1997 [7626] [16969] [28741]
  • Acanthobothrium soniae Zaragoza-Tapia, Pulido-Flores, Violante-Gonzalez & Monks, 2019 [27430] [28741]
  • Acanthobothrium vidali Zaragoza-Tapia, Pulido-Flores, Violante-Gonzalez & Monks, 2019 [27430] [28741]

Trematoda
  • Anaporrhutum euzeti Curran, Blend & Overstreet, 2003 [23771]
  • Nagmia rodmani Curran, Blend & Overstreet, 2009 [16108] [23771]

Copepoda
  • Taeniacanthodes dojirii Braswell, Benz & Deets, 2002 [7619]

Hirudinea
  • Branchellion spindolaorum Ruiz-Escobar & Oceguera-Figueroa, 2019 [27487]