Tetronarce microdiscus

(Parin & Kotlyar, 1985)


Smalldisk torpedo
Classification: Elasmobranchii Torpediniformes Torpedinidae

Reference of the original description
Parin, N.V. & Kotlyar, A.N. (1985)
Electric rays of the genus Torpedo in open waters of the eastern south Pacific Ocean. Journal of Ichthyology, 26(1), 1–12

Types
Tetronarce microdiscus



Description :


Citation: Tetronarce microdiscus (Parin & Kotlyar, 1985): 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 Smalldisk torpedo

Distribution
Southeast Pacific: Chile.

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].

Habitat
demersal; marine; depth range 180 - 280 m (Ref. 58018)