Narke dipterygia

(Bloch & Schneider, 1801)

Spottail sleeper ray
Classification: Elasmobranchii Torpediniformes Narkidae

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
Astrape dipterygia, Bengalichthys impennis, Narke impennis, Raja dipterygia, Torpedo dipterygia

Narke dipterygia
Holotype: ZMB: 4583
Bengalichthys impennis
Holotype: ZSI: F2357/1; Paratype: BMNH: 1909.7.12.13;

Description :

Citation: Narke dipterygia (Bloch & Schneider, 1801): In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras,, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 03/2024

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Narke dipterygia (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 Numbray, eng Spottail electric ray, eng Spottail sleeper ray

Indo-West Pacific: Oman and the Arabian Sea eastward to Japan and south to Singapore and Indonesia. Source:

Human uses
fisheries: minor commercial; price category: not marketed/unknown; price reliability:

Size / Weight / Age
18.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 9913))

demersal; marine

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