Narcine entemedor Jordan & Starks, 1895
Giant electric ray
Narcine entemedor
photo by Murch, A.

Family:  Narcinidae (Numbfishes)
Max. size:  119 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range 1 - 100 m
Distribution:  Eastern Pacific: Gulf of California to northern Peru.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Found in shallow water on sandy bottoms, sometimes adjacent to reefs (Ref. 12951). Found buried in the sand during the day (Ref. 12951). Moves into shallow bays at night to feed; prefers polychaete worms, but may take sea squirts (Ref. 12951). Produces litters of up to 15 pups. Maturity size of males at ca. 36 cm TL; birth size at ca. 11 cm TL (Ref. 114953).
IUCN Red List Status: Vulnerable (VU); Date assessed: 07 February 2019 (A2bd) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  other
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