Narcinops westraliensis

(Mckay, 1966)


Banded numbfish
Classification: Elasmobranchii Torpediniformes Narcinidae

Reference of the original description
Mckay, R.J. (1966)
Studies on western Australian sharks and rays of the Families Scyliorhinidae, Urolophidae, and Torpedinidae. Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia, 49(3): 65–82

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Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Narcine westralensis, Narcine westraliensis



Description :


Citation: Narcinops westraliensis (Mckay, 1966): In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 11/2021

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Paratype of Narcinops westraliensis McKay, 1966 from off Western Australia (WAM P 7033–001, 195 mm TL adult female), in dorsal view. In: DE CARVALHO, M.R. (2008): New species of numbfishes from Australia, with a key to Australian electric rays of the genus Narcine Henle, 1834 (Chondrichthyes: Torpediniformes: Narcinidae). CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research Paper, 22: 241-260
Common names
eng Banded numbfish

Distribution
Eastern Indian Ocean: off Western Australia. Source: www.gbif.org

Biology
Found in the continental shelf (Ref. 7300, 75154). Feeds on benthic worms and other invertebrates.

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

Habitat
demersal; marine; depth range 10 - 70 m [1388]

Remarks
shark-references Species-ID=14816;

Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)
Copepoda
  • Caudacanthus narcini (Pillai, 1963) [16593]