Torpedo mackayana


Ringed torpedo
Classification: Elasmobranchii Torpediniformes Torpedinidae

Reference of the original description
METZELAAR, J. (1919)
Report on the fishes, collected by Dr. J. Boeke in the Dutch West Indies 1904-1905, with comparative notes on marine fishes of tropical West Africa. F.J. Belinfante, Gravenhage: 1–314

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

Torpedo mackayana
Holotype: ZMA: 100443;

Description :

Citation: Torpedo mackayana METZELAAR, 1919: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras,, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 02/2021

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Common names
eng Ringed torpedo

Eastern Atlantic: Senegal to Angola. Source:

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
38.7 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 4430))

demersal; brackish; marine; depth range 30 - 50 m (Ref. 4430)

shark-references Species-ID=7179;