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Torpedo suessii  Steindachner, 1898

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Elasmobranchii (sharks and rays) > Torpediniformes (Electric rays) > Torpedinidae (Electric rays)
Etymology: Torpedo: Latin, torpere = be sluggish (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Steindachner.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal.   Tropical, preferred ?

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Western Indian Ocean: known from the type locality, harbor of Perim, at Mocca (Mocho), Red Sea.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 23.2 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 83892); 29.1 cm TL (female)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Ovoviviparous (Ref. 50449).

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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 (Ref. 50449).

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

de Carvalho, M.R., M.F.W. Stehmann and L.G. Manilo, 2002. Torpedo adenensis, a new species of electric ray from the Gulf of Aden, with comments on nominal species of Torpedo from the western Indian Ocean, Arabian Sea, and adjacent areas (Chondrichthyes: Torpediniformes: Torpedinidae). Amer. Mus. Nov. 3369:1-34. (Ref. 83892)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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