Narcine rierai


Slender electric ray
Classification: Elasmobranchii Torpediniformes Narcinidae

Reference of the original description
LLORIS, D. & RUCABADO, J.A. (1991)
Heteronarce rierai, a new narkid ray from Mozambique, western Indian Ocean. Japanese Journal of Ichthyology, 37 (4): 327–332

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Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Heteronarce rierai

Narcine rierai
Holotype: IIPB: 82/1987; Paratype: IIPB: 579/1986; IIPB: 578/1986; IIPB: 528/1986; IIPB: 527/1986; IIPB: 577/1986;

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Citation: Narcine rierai (LLORIS & RUCABADO, 1991): In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras,, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 07/2019

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Common names
eng Mozambique electric ray, eng Slender electric ray

Short Description
Shovel-shaped disc with a long tail (much longer than disc length); a longer-than-wide nasal curtain; slender tooth bands that are subtriangular in shape (Ref. 49866). Uniform light brown or golden-brown dorsally (Ref. 49866).

Western Indian Ocean: central Somalia to at least Mozambique.

Size / Weight / Age
30.1 cm TL (male/unsexed; [20053])

bathydemersal; marine; depth range 169 - 214 m [20053]

shark-references Species-ID=4052;