Heteronarce garmani Regan, 1921
Natal electric ray
Heteronarce garmani
photo by SFSA

Family:  Narkidae (Sleeper rays)
Max. size:  25 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range 73 - 329 m
Distribution:  Western Indian Ocean: southern Mozambique to Algoa Bay, South Africa (Ref. 5578).
Diagnosis:  Small ray with an elongated, narrow disc and a small, narrow caudal fin (Ref. 5578). Plain brown above, white below (Ref. 5578).
Biology:  Found on the outer shelf and upper slope (Ref. 5578). Life history unknown. Males reaches maturity at ca. 17 cm TL (Ref. 114953).
IUCN Red List Status: Near Threatened (NT); Date assessed: 01 August 2019 (A2d) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  other
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Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 10.05.94
Modified by: Abucay, Luisa - 07.08.18

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