Torpedo mackayana Metzelaar, 1919
Ringed torpedo
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Family:  Torpedinidae (Electric rays)
Max. size:  40 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range 30 - 50 m
Distribution:  Eastern Atlantic: Senegal to Angola.
Biology:  Found in continental shelf in shallow water to at least 15 m deep. Presumably feeds on small invertebrates and fishes (Ref. 114953). Ovoviviparous (Ref. 50449). Males mature at ca. 32 cm TL, females at ca. 35 cm TL (Ref. 114953).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 01 January 2007 Ref. (119314)
Threat to humans:  other
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Entered by: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 04.03.94
Modified by: Abucay, Luisa - 04.09.18
Checked by: Agustin, Liza Q. - 26.08.94

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