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Class: Elasmobranchii
Order: Torpediniformes
Family: Torpedinidae Electric rays

Genus: Torpedo

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Torpedo adenensis Aden torpedo Western Indian Ocean 39 TL 2002
Torpedo alexandrinsis Alexandrine torpedo Mediteranean Sea or Red S 1987
Torpedo andersoni Florida torpedo Western Central Atlantic 22 TL 1962
Torpedo bauchotae Rosette torpedo Eastern Atlantic 14.5 TL 1978
Torpedo fuscomaculata Black-spotted torpedo Western Indian Ocean 64 TL 1855
Torpedo mackayana Ringed torpedo Eastern Atlantic 40 TL 1919
Torpedo marmorata Marbled electric ray Eastern Atlantic 100 TL 1810
Torpedo panthera Panther electric ray Western Indian Ocean 100 TL 1831
Torpedo sinuspersici Variable torpedo ray Western Indian Ocean 130 TL 1831
Torpedo suessii Red sea torpedo Western Indian Ocean 29.1 TL 1898
Torpedo torpedo Common torpedo Eastern Atlantic 60 TL 1758



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