Torpedo andersoni

BULLIS, 1962


Florida torpedo
Classification: Elasmobranchii Torpediniformes Torpedinidae

Reference of the original description
BULLIS, H.R. (1962)
A new species of Torpedo from the Florida Straits. Bulletin of Marine Science of the Gulf and Caribbean, 12 (1): 61–65

Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Torpedo (Torpedo) andersoni

Types
Torpedo andersoni
Holotype: USNM: 196128 Paratype: USNM: 196129


Description :


Citation: Torpedo andersoni BULLIS, 1962: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 02/2021

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Common names
eng Florida torpedo

Distribution
Western Central Atlantic: along the western edge of the Great Bahama Bank, Florida Straits.

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 229 - 229 m (Ref. 58018)

Remarks
shark-references Species-ID=7161;