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,, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 07/2024

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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

Eastern Indian Ocean: off Western Australia. Source:

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])

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

shark-references Species-ID=14816;

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