Narcine timlei

(Bloch & Schneider, 1801)

Blackspotted numbfish
Classification: Elasmobranchii Torpediniformes Narcinidae

Reference of the original description
Bloch, M.E. & Schneider, J.G. (1801)
M.E. Blochii Systema Ichthyologiae iconibus ex illustratum. Post obitum auctoris opus inchoatum absolvit, correxit, interpolavit. J.G. Schneider, Saxo: 584 p., 110 pl.

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Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Narcine indica, Narcine macrura, Narcine maculata., Narcine microphthalma, Raja timlei, Torpedo timlei

Narcine timlei
Lectotype: ZMB: 4581 or 4582 Paralectotype: ZMB: 7588 ZMB: 4581 or 4582,
Narcine indica
Holotype: ZMB: 5482
Narcine macrura
Holotype: MNHN: 2095;
Narcine maculata.
Holotype: MNHN: 1336 (ex RMNH);
Narcine microphthalma
Holotype: MNHN: 1342;

Description :

Citation: Narcine timlei (Bloch & Schneider, 1801): In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras,, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 07/2024

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Narcine timlei (Bloch & Schneider, 1801), Godavari Estuary and Kakinada Bay on the East Coast of India, Bay of Bengal © Dr. Padmavathi Devarapalli, FishBase Collaborator 1675, Kakinada-533003, Andhra Pradesh, INDIA
Common names
eng Black-spotted electric ray, eng Blackspotted numbfish, eng Indian electric ray, eng Largespotted numbfish, eng Spotted numbfish

Short Description
Subtrapezoidal disc, a uniform purplish-brown, brown, or tan dorsal coloration (devoid of any other markings), and wide, broadly rounded tooth bands (Ref. 49866).

Indo-West Pacific: Pakistan to the Philippines. Source:

Human uses
aquarium: commercial

Found in continental waters, both inshore and offshore (Ref. 9912). Also inhabits coral reefs (Ref. 58534).

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

demersal; marine

shark-references Species-ID=4056;

Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)