Typhlonarke aysoni

(HAMILTON, 1902)


Blind legged torpedo
Classification: Elasmobranchii Torpediniformes Narkidae

Reference of the original description
HAMILTON, A. (1902)
Notice of an electric ray new to the fauna of New Zealand, belonging to the genus Astrape. Transactions and Proceedings of the New Zealand Institute, 34: 224–226, Pls. 10–12

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Typhlonarke aysoni (HAMILTON,1902)

Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Astrape aysoni, Typhlonarke tarakea

Types
Typhlonarke aysoni

Typhlonarke tarakea
Holotype: NMNZ: P00402;


Description :


Citation: Typhlonarke aysoni (HAMILTON, 1902): In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 05/2017

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Common names
eng Blind electric ray, eng Blind legged torpedo, eng Numbfish

Short Description
Dark brown dorsally, light brown ventrally [578].

Distribution
Southwest Pacific: endemic to New Zealand. Source: www.gbif.org

Biology
Presumably ovoviviparous, with up to 11 young born at 9-10 cm [578].

Size / Weight / Age
38.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; [578])

Habitat
bathydemersal; marine; depth range 65 - 900 m [578]

Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)
Cestoda