Tetronarce puelcha

(Lahille, 1926)

Argentine torpedo
Classification: Elasmobranchii Torpediniformes Torpedinidae

Reference of the original description
Lahille, F. (1926)
Nota sobre el encéfalo de Torpedo puelcha. Physis, 8(28): 408–411

Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Torpedo puelcha, Torpedo (Tetronarce) puelcha

Tetronarce puelcha

Description :

Citation: Tetronarce puelcha (Lahille, 1926): In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 07/2022

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Common names
spa Torpedo, eng Argentine torpedo, eng Torpedo

Southwest Atlantic: Argentina and Brazil.

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
110 cm TL (male/unsexed; [19579])

demersal; marine, usually 600 - ? m

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