Tetronarce occidentalis

(Storer, 1843)

Western Atlantic torpedo
Classification: Elasmobranchii Torpediniformes Torpedinidae

Reference of the original description
Storer, D.H. (1843)
Description of a new species of Torpedo. American Journal of Science and Arts, 45(1), 165–170

Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Narcobatus occidentalis, Tetranarce occidentalis, Torpedo occidentalis

Tetronarce occidentalis

Description :

Citation: Tetronarce occidentalis (Storer, 1843): In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 04/2024

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Short Description
Very large torpedo ray usually with a plain brownish dorsal coloration lacking distinctive spots or markings, ans smooth spiracles laching papillae. [24877]

Nord-West Atlantic, mainly eastern USA, rarely south to Venezuela [24877]

Size / Weight / Age
TL (max): 154 cm; TL (mature): male: 75-85 cm, female: 125-135 cm [24877]

demersal, from shoreline to ~530 m depth [24877]

teeth small and sharp, om 38-66/38-61 rows, increasing in number during growth [24877]

shark-references Species-ID=9441;

Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)
  • Amphibdella flavolineata Maccallum, 1916 [17158] [17150]
  • Amphibdella torpedinis Chatin, 1874 [17158] [17150]
  • Amphibdelloides maccallumi (Johnston & Tiegs, 1922) Price, 1937 [17150]

  • Echthrogaleus torpedinis Wilson, 1907 [16599]