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, Pl. 3

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

Types
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 02/2021

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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]

Distribution
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]

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

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

Remarks
shark-references Species-ID=9441;

Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)
Monogenea
  • Amphibdella flavolineata MACCALLUM, 1916 [17158] [17150]
  • Amphibdella torpedinis CHATIN, 1874 [17158] [17150]
  • Amphibdelloides maccallumi (JOHNSTON & TIEGS, 1922) PRICE, 1937 [17150]

Copepoda
  • Echthrogaleus torpedinis WILSON, 1907 [16599]