Narcine oculifera

CARVALHO, COMPAGNO & MEE, 2002



Classification: Elasmobranchii Torpediniformes Narcinidae

Reference of the original description
DE CARVALHO, M.R. & COMPAGNO, L.J.V. & MEE, J.K.L. (2002)
Narcine oculifera: a new species of electric ray from the gulfs of Oman and Aden (Chondrichthyes: Torpediniformes: Narcinidae). Copeia, 2002 (1): 137–145

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Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Narcine cf. oculifera

Types
Narcine oculifera
Holotype: CAS: 66838; Paratype: BMNH: 1939.5.24.15; CAS: 58368; TCWC: 8863.01;


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Citation: Narcine oculifera CARVALHO, COMPAGNO & MEE, 2002: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 11/2018

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Short Description
Dorsal with irregular reticulated light brown to reddish-brown pattern over disc, pelvic fins and tail, demarcating white or creamy-white oval; reniform and circular spots of variable sizes over disc, and small white spots on dorsal and caudal fins. Eyes large and bulging. Circular spiracles with markedly elevated rims and complete antero-lateral margin. Interorbital distance greater than interspiracular distance. First dorsal fin greater than second in height. Individual teeth with small lateral cusplets; upper and lower tooth bands roughly equal in width and broadly rounded.

Distribution
Western Indian Ocean: Gulf of Oman and Gulf of Aden.

Size / Weight / Age
35.0 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 41511))

Habitat
benthopelagic; marine

Remarks
59101