Narcine atzi Carvalho & Randall, 2003
Oman numbfish
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Family:  Narcinidae (Numbfishes)
Max. size:  36 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range - 27 m
Distribution:  Western Indian Ocean: Gulf of Oman and from both sides of the Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal coloration composed of numerous small dark brown spots, equal to or smaller than eye diameter, oval disc and tail regions and within spiracular walls, coupled with faint large blotches, fewer in number, on dorsal disc area; first dorsal fin clearly taller, and with a longer base, than second dorsal fin; preorbital snout length not as great as preoral snout length; upper and lower tooth bands subequal in width and broadly circular in shape (Ref. 49866).
Biology:  A benthic species in shallow coastal waters (Ref. 114953). Minimum depth from Ref. 58018. Maturity size for females at ca. 31 cm TL; birth size at ca. 11 cm TL (Ref. 114953).
IUCN Red List Status: Vulnerable (VU); Date assessed: 09 October 2020 (A2d) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 24.11.03
Modified by: Abucay, Luisa - 06.08.18

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