Narcinops tasmaniensis

(Richardson, 1841)


Tasmanian numbfish
Classification: Elasmobranchii Torpediniformes Narcinidae

Reference of the original description
Richardson, J. (1841)
New or little known fishes from the Australian seas. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London, 1841, 21–22

Image of the original description
No image in first description.

Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Narcine tasmaniensis

Types
Narcinops tasmaniensis

Narcine tasmaniensis
Holotype: BMNH: 1953.8.10.8


Description :


Citation: Narcinops tasmaniensis (Richardson, 1841): In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 07/2024

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Narcinops tasmaniensis Richardson, 1841 © Craig Barnes
Common names
eng Electric ray, eng Electric torpedo, eng Ground shark, eng Little numbfish, eng Numbfish, eng Tasmanian numbfish

Distribution
Southwest Pacific: Australia (including New South Wales, South Australia, Victoria and Tasmania). Source: www.gbif.org

Biology
Found on the continental shelf and slope (Ref. 75154). Occurs on sand or mud bottoms, occasionally near rocky reefs. Feeds on amphipods, shrimp, and worms.

Size / Weight / Age
47.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; [1388])

Habitat
bathydemersal; marine; depth range 5 - 640 m [1388]

Remarks
shark-references Species-ID=14815;

Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)
Cestoda
  • Anthobothrium hickmani Crowcroft, 1946 [15855]