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Narcine timlei  (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)

Spotted numbfish
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Elasmobranchii (sharks and rays) > Torpediniformes (Electric rays) > Narcinidae (Numbfishes)
Etymology: Narcine: Greek, narke = numbness (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal.   Tropical, preferred ?

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Indo-West Pacific: Pakistan to the Philippines.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?, range 14 - ? cm
Max length : 38.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9912)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Subtrapezoidal disc, a uniform purplish-brown, brown, or tan dorsal coloration (devoid of any other markings), and wide, broadly rounded tooth bands (Ref. 49866).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in continental waters, both inshore and offshore (Ref. 9912). Occurs over soft bottoms; feedns on bottom-living organisms; possesses electric organs (Ref. 68964). Biology little known (Ref. 9912).

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Carvalho, Marcelo | Collaborators

de Carvalho, M.R. and J.E. Randall, 2003. Numbfishes from the Arabian Sea and surrounding gulfs, with the description of a new species from Oman (Chondrichthyes: Torpediniformes: Narcinidae). Ichthyol. Res. 50(1):59-66. (Ref. 49866)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Other (Ref. 10011)




Human uses

Aquarium: commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01047 (0.00388 - 0.02826), b=2.87 (2.64 - 3.10), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.2   ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Assuming fecundity<100).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (20 of 100) .