Narcine lingula


Chinese numbfish
Classification: Elasmobranchii Torpediniformes Narcinidae

Reference of the original description
Report on the ichthyology of the seas of China and Japan. Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 15th meeting: 187–320

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Narcine lingula
Syntype: BMNH: 1848.3.18.178 BMNH: 1848.3.18.179

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Citation: Narcine lingula RICHARDSON, 1846: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras,, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 07/2019

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Narcine lingula RICHARDSON, 1846, © FAO,
Common names
eng Chinese numbfish, eng Rough electric ray

Short Description
Preorbital length about equal to preoral length (and much greater than prenasal length), and dark brown spots that are usually greater than eye diameter over a brown background (Ref. 49866).

Indo-West Pacific: India to China and off Cambodia (Ref. 9912). Conservation status maybe of concern in Northwest Pacific because of its inshore benthic habitat, low abudance, and the presence of intensive demersal fisheries [542]. Source:

Size / Weight / Age
33.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 9912))

demersal; marine

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