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Narcinidae (numbfishes)

Life > Eukaryotes > Opisthokonta > Metazoa (animals) > Bilateria > Deuterostomia > Chordata > Craniata > Vertebrata (vertebrates)  > Gnathostomata (jawed vertebrates) > Chondrichthyes > Elasmobranchii > Batoidei > Rajiformes > Torpedinoidei

Small electric rays with a long, broadly rounded snout and a moderately large, transverse mouth. **** species, 2 in the area.

Species found in Southern Africa

Narcine rierai (Mozambique electric ray)


Narcine sp. nov.? (Mozambique spotted electric ray)


Text by Leonard J.V. Compagno, David A. Ebert and Malcolm J. Smale