Tetronarce peruana

(Chirichigno, 1963)

Peruvian torpedo
Classification: Elasmobranchii Torpediniformes Torpedinidae

Reference of the original description
Chirichigno, F.N. (1963)
Nuevas especies de "Rayas" para la fauna del Perú. Serrie de divulgación cientifica / Servicio de Pesquería, Ministerio de Agriculture, Lima, 20: 1–13

Tetronarce peruana

Description :

Citation: Tetronarce peruana (Chirichigno, 1963): In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 01/2022

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Common names
fra \(T\) Torpedo, eng Electric ray, eng Peruvian torpedo, eng Torpedo

Short Description
Diet: [22647] Pacific coast of Costa Rica (data base: 105 samples) Teleosts (93,12%), Decapoda (1,42%), Cephalopods (5,46%)

Southeast Pacific: Peru and the Galapagos Islands [1658]; including Colombia (Ref. 58465).

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].

Size / Weight / Age
50.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; [1658])

reef-associated; marine; depth range 24 - 168 m [1658]