Narcine maculata

(Shaw, 1804)

Darkfinned numbfish
Classification: Elasmobranchii Torpediniformes Narcinidae

Reference of the original description
Shaw, G. (1804)
General zoology or systematic natural history. G. Kearsley, London, vol. 5, Pisces, part 2, i–vii, 1–463

Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Narcine cf. maculata, Narcine firma, Raia maculata, Raja maculata

Narcine maculata
XXXX: No types known;
Narcine firma
Holotype: MCZ: 75-S

Description :

Citation: Narcine maculata (Shaw, 1804): In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras,, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 07/2024

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Common names
eng Dark-spotted electric ray, eng Darkfinned numbfish, eng Maculated electric ray

Western Pacific: Taiwan to Thailand and the Philippines. Validity of this species questioned in Compagno"quot;s 1999 checklist [529]. Source:

Size / Weight / Age
33.5 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 9912))

demersal; marine; depth range 30 - 80 m (Ref. 9912)

shark-references Species-ID=4041;

Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)
  • Acanthocotyle sp. [19885]
  • Calicotyle kroyeri Diesing, 1850 [19885]
  • Dictyocotyle coeliaca Nybelin, 1941 [23943]

  • Trebius caudatus Krøyer, 1838 [23942]