Tetronarce macneilli

(Whitley, 1932)


Shorttail torpedo
Classification: Elasmobranchii Torpediniformes Torpedinidae

Reference of the original description
Whitley, G.P. (1932)
Studies in Ichthyology. No. 6. Records of the Australian Museum, 18(6): 321–348

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Types
Tetronarce macneilli



Description :


Citation: Tetronarce macneilli (Whitley, 1932): In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 11/2021

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Common names
eng Australian torpedo, eng Electric ray, eng Longtail torpedo, eng Longtail torpedo ray, eng Short-tail torpedo ray, eng Shorttail torpedo, eng Southern numbfish, eng Torpedo, eng Torpedo ray

Distribution
Eastern Indian Ocean: southern Australia, from Port Headland to Tasmania and off the Swain Reefs in Queensland. Torpedo macneilli is similar and probably synonymous with Torpedo fairchildi from New Zealand [1658]. Source: www.gbif.org

Human uses
fisheries: of no interest

Biology
Exhibit ovoviparity (aplacental viviparity), with embryos feeding initially on yolk, then receiving additional nourishment from the mother by indirect absorption of uterine fluid enriched with mucus, fat or protein through specialised structures [733]. Found near rocky reefs, over sand and mud bottoms. Feeds on fishes and crustaceans.

Size / Weight / Age
107 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 9917))

Habitat
bathydemersal; marine; depth range 90 - 750 m (Ref. 9917)