Torpedo bauchotae

CADENAT, CAPAPÉ & DESOUTTER, 1978


Rosette torpedo
Classification: Elasmobranchii Torpediniformes Torpedinidae

Reference of the original description
CADENAT, J. & CAPAPÉ, C. & DESOUTTER, M. (1978)
Description d'un Torpedinidae nouveau des côtes occidentales d'Afrique: Torpedo (Torpedo) bauchotae (Torpediniformes, Pisces). Bulletin de la Société Française d'Ichtyologie, 4: 29–42

Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Torpedo (Torpedo) bauchotae

Types
Torpedo bauchotae
Holotype: MNHN: 1967-0739; Paratype: MNHN: 1969-0288;


Description :


Citation: Torpedo bauchotae CADENAT, CAPAPÉ & DESOUTTER, 1978: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 12/2018

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Common names
eng Rosette torpedo

Short Description
Disc-width larger than its length, width and length about 1,40 to 1,60 times in total length; dorsal fins rounded; dorsal side buff or rosy ochre with darker and lighter spots, ventral side is uniform rosy white (Ref. 39215).

Distribution
Eastern Atlantic: known only from Senegal and Pointe Noire, Congo. Reported from Cote d"quot;Ivoire [20238].

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].

Size / Weight / Age
14.5 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 39215)); 13.5 cm TL (female)

Habitat
demersal; marine

Remarks
shark-references Species-ID=7163;