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Family: Torpedinidae Electric rays



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24 species
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Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 140 cm TL
Tetronarce californica (Ayres, 1855)

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada
 
Tetronarce californica
[Pacific electric ray]
No picture found
Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 113.3 cm TL

 
Tetronarce cowleyi
[Cowley’s torpedo ray]
No picture found
Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 100 cm TL

 
Tetronarce fairchildi
[New Zealand torpedo]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 89 cm TL

 
Tetronarce formosa
[Taiwan torpedo ray]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 107 cm TL
Tetronarce macneilli (Whitley, 1932)

Photo by FAO
 
Tetronarce macneilli
[Shorttail torpedo]
No picture found
Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 36.6 cm TL

 
Tetronarce microdiscus
[Smalldisk torpedo]

Photo by Scott, S.

Circumglobal. Eastern Atl
Max. Length 180 cm TL
Tetronarce nobiliana (Bonaparte, 1835)

Photo by Scott, S.
 
Tetronarce nobiliana
[Electric ray]
No picture found
Northwest Atlantic
Max. Length 154 cm TL

 
Tetronarce occidentalis
[Western atlantic torpedo]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Tetronarce peruana (Chirichigno F., 1963)

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Tetronarce peruana
[Peruvian torpedo]

Photo by Fischer, L.G.

Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 110 cm TL
Tetronarce puelcha (Lahille, 1926)

Photo by Fischer, L.G.
 
Tetronarce puelcha
[Argentine torpedo]
No picture found
Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 44.5 cm TL

 
Tetronarce semipelagica
[Semipelagic torpedo]

Photo by Shao, K.T.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 69.3 cm TL
Tetronarce tokionis (Tanaka, 1908)

Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Tetronarce tokionis
[Trapezoid torpedo]

Photo by Zagal, C.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 90 cm TL
Tetronarce tremens (de Buen, 1959)

Photo by Zagal, C.
 
Tetronarce tremens
[Chilean torpedo]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 39 cm TL

 
Torpedo adenensis
[Aden torpedo]
No picture found
Mediteranean Sea or Red S

 
Torpedo alexandrinsis
[Alexandrine torpedo]

Photo by Simpson, R.

Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 22 cm TL
Torpedo andersoni Bullis, 1962

Photo by Simpson, R.
 
Torpedo andersoni
[Florida torpedo]
No picture found
Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 14.5 cm TL

 
Torpedo bauchotae
[Rosette torpedo]

Photo by Osmany, H.B.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 64 cm TL
Torpedo fuscomaculata Peters, 1855

Photo by Osmany, H.B.
 
Torpedo fuscomaculata
[Black-spotted torpedo]
No picture found
Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 40 cm TL

 
Torpedo mackayana
[Ringed torpedo]

Photo by Patzner, R.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 100 cm TL
Torpedo marmorata Risso, 1810

Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Torpedo marmorata
[Marbled electric ray]

Photo by Field, R.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 100 cm TL
Torpedo panthera Olfers, 1831

Photo by Field, R.
 
Torpedo panthera
[Panther electric ray]

Photo by Field, R.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 130 cm TL
Torpedo sinuspersici Olfers, 1831

Photo by Field, R.
 
Torpedo sinuspersici
[Variable torpedo ray]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 29.1 cm TL

 
Torpedo suessii
[Red sea torpedo]

Photo by Wirtz, P.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Torpedo torpedo (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Torpedo torpedo
[Common torpedo]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Tetronarce californica Pacific electric ray Eastern Pacific 140 TL 1855
Tetronarce cowleyi Cowley’s torpedo ray Southeast Atlantic 113.3 TL 2015
Tetronarce fairchildi New Zealand torpedo Southwest Pacific 100 TL 1872
Tetronarce formosa Taiwan torpedo ray Northwest Pacific 89 TL 2006
Tetronarce macneilli Shorttail torpedo Eastern Indian Ocean 107 TL 1932
Tetronarce microdiscus Smalldisk torpedo Southeast Pacific 36.6 TL 1985
Tetronarce nobiliana Electric ray Circumglobal. Eastern Atl 180 TL 1835
Tetronarce occidentalis Western atlantic torpedo Northwest Atlantic 154 TL 1843
Tetronarce peruana Peruvian torpedo Southeast Pacific 50 TL 1963
Tetronarce puelcha Argentine torpedo Southwest Atlantic 110 TL 1926
Tetronarce semipelagica Semipelagic torpedo Southeast Pacific 44.5 TL 1985
Tetronarce tokionis Trapezoid torpedo Northwest Pacific 69.3 TL 1908
Tetronarce tremens Chilean torpedo Eastern Pacific 90 TL 1959
Torpedo adenensis Aden torpedo Western Indian Ocean 39 TL 2002
Torpedo alexandrinsis Alexandrine torpedo Mediteranean Sea or Red S 1987
Torpedo andersoni Florida torpedo Western Central Atlantic 22 TL 1962
Torpedo bauchotae Rosette torpedo Eastern Atlantic 14.5 TL 1978
Torpedo fuscomaculata Black-spotted torpedo Western Indian Ocean 64 TL 1855
Torpedo mackayana Ringed torpedo Eastern Atlantic 40 TL 1919
Torpedo marmorata Marbled electric ray Eastern Atlantic 100 TL 1810
Torpedo panthera Panther electric ray Western Indian Ocean 100 TL 1831
Torpedo sinuspersici Variable torpedo ray Western Indian Ocean 130 TL 1831
Torpedo suessii Red sea torpedo Western Indian Ocean 29.1 TL 1898
Torpedo torpedo Common torpedo Eastern Atlantic 60 TL 1758



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