Torpedo panthera

Olfers, 1831

Panther electric ray
Classification: Elasmobranchii Torpediniformes Torpedinidae

Reference of the original description
von Olfers, J.F.M. (1831)
Die Gattung Torpedo in ihren naturhistorischen und antiquarischen Beziehungen erläutert. Berlin: 1–35, pl. 1–3.

Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Torpedo cf. panthera, Torpedo (Torpedo) panthera

Torpedo panthera
Lectotype: ZMB: 4560;

Description :

Citation: Torpedo panthera Olfers, 1831: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras,, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 07/2022

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Torpedo panthera OLFERS, 1831, © Randall, J.E,
Common names
eng Leopard torpedo, eng Panther electric ray

Short Description
Disc-width shorter than its length, width and length about 1,60 to 1,80 times in total length; dorsal fins more or less rounded, its base 1,25 times in its length (Ref. 39215).

Western Indian Ocean: Red Sea. Reports from other parts of the western Indian Ocean probably refer to a different species. 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
100.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; [20218])

demersal; marine; depth range ? - 350 m (Ref. 58488)

shark-references Species-ID=7192;