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Family: Narcinidae Numbfishes



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Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Benthobatis kreffti Rincón, Stehmann & Vooren, 2001

Photo by Photo by Vaske Jr., T.
 
Benthobatis kreffti
[]



Western Central Atlantic.
Max. Length 50 cm WD
Benthobatis marcida Bean & Weed, 1909

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Benthobatis marcida
[Blind torpedo]



Indian Ocean
Max. Length 39.2 cm TL
Benthobatis moresbyi Alcock, 1898

Photo by Photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan
 
Benthobatis moresbyi
[Dark blind ray]
No picture found

Max. Length 21.5 cm TL

 
Benthobatis yangi
[Taiwanese blind electric ray]



Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 17 cm TL
Diplobatis colombiensis Fechhelm & McEachran, 1984

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Diplobatis colombiensis
[Colombian dwarf numbfish]



Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Diplobatis guamachensis Martín Salazar, 1957

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Diplobatis guamachensis
[Venezuelan dwarf numbfish]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Diplobatis ommata (Jordan & Gilbert, 1890)

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Diplobatis ommata
[Ocellated electric ray]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 13.7 cm TL
Diplobatis pictus Palmer, 1950

Photo by Photo by JAMARC
 
Diplobatis pictus
[Painted electric ray]



Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 30.7 cm TL
Discopyge castelloi Menni, Rincón & García, 2008

Photo by Photo by Freire, K.
 
Discopyge castelloi
[Castello's apron numbfish]



Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 53.8 cm TL
Discopyge tschudii Heckel, 1846

Photo by Photo by Schories, D.
 
Discopyge tschudii
[Apron ray]
No picture found

Max. Length 36 cm TL

 
Narcine atzi
[Oman numbfish]



Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 30.6 cm TL
Narcine baliensis Carvalho & White, 2016

Photo by Photo by Carvalho, M.R. & W.T. White
 
Narcine baliensis
[Indonesian numbfish]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 65 cm TL
Narcine bancroftii (Griffith & Smith, 1834)

Photo by Photo by Burge, E.J.
 
Narcine bancroftii
[Lesser electric ray]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 54 cm WD
Narcine brasiliensis (Olfers, 1831)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Narcine brasiliensis
[Brazilian electric ray]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 32 cm TL
Narcine brevilabiata Bessednov, 1966

Photo by Photo by Krajangdara, T. & T. Sinanan
 
Narcine brevilabiata
[Shortlip electric ray]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 22 cm TL
Narcine brunnea Annandale, 1909

Photo by Photo by A. Biju Kumar
 
Narcine brunnea
[Brown numbfish]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 119 cm TL
Narcine entemedor Jordan & Starks, 1895

Photo by Photo by Murch, A.
 
Narcine entemedor
[Giant electric ray]
No picture found

Max. Length 35.6 cm TL

 
Narcine insolita
[Madagascar numbfish]



Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 33 cm TL
Narcine leoparda Carvalho, 2001

Photo by Photo by J. Pincay-Espinoza et al.
 
Narcine leoparda
[Leopard numbfish]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 35 cm TL
Narcine lingula Richardson, 1846

Photo by Photo by Malaer, P.
 
Narcine lingula
[Chinese numbfish]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Narcine maculata (Shaw, 1804)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Narcine maculata
[Darkfinned numbfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 35 cm SL

 
Narcine oculifera
[Bigeye numbfish]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Narcine prodorsalis Bessednov, 1966

Photo by Photo by Devarapalli, P.
 
Narcine prodorsalis
[Tonkin numbfish]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 30.1 cm TL
Narcine rierai (Lloris & Rucabado, 1991)

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Narcine rierai
[Slender electric ray]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 38 cm TL
Narcine timlei (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)

Photo by Photo by Devarapalli, P.
 
Narcine timlei
[Spotted numbfish]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Narcine vermiculata Breder, 1928

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Narcine vermiculata
[Vermiculate electric ray]
No picture found

Max. Length 36.5 cm TL

 
Narcinops lasti
[Western numbfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 34.8 cm TL

 
Narcinops nelsoni
[Eastern numbfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 24.1 cm TL

 
Narcinops ornata
[]



Southeast Indian Ocean an
Max. Length 47 cm TL
Narcinops tasmaniensis (Richardson, 1841)

Photo by Photo by Aitken, K.
 
Narcinops tasmaniensis
[Tasmanian numbfish]



Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 29 cm TL
Narcinops westraliensis (McKay, 1966)

Photo by Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.
 
Narcinops westraliensis
[Banded numbfish]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Benthobatis kreffti Southwest Atlantic 30 TL 2001
Benthobatis marcida Blind torpedo Western Central Atlantic. 50 WD 1909
Benthobatis moresbyi Dark blind ray Indian Ocean 39.2 TL 1898
Benthobatis yangi Taiwanese blind electric ray Northwest Pacific 21.5 TL 2003
Diplobatis colombiensis Colombian dwarf numbfish Western Central Atlantic 17 TL 1984
Diplobatis guamachensis Venezuelan dwarf numbfish Western Central Atlantic 20 TL 1957
Diplobatis ommata Ocellated electric ray Eastern Pacific 25 TL 1890
Diplobatis pictus Painted electric ray Western Atlantic 13.7 TL 1950
Discopyge castelloi Castello's apron numbfish Southwest Atlantic 30.7 TL 2008
Discopyge tschudii Apron ray Southeast Pacific 53.8 TL 1846
Narcine atzi Oman numbfish Western Indian Ocean 36 TL 2003
Narcine baliensis Indonesian numbfish Eastern Indian Ocean 30.6 TL 2016
Narcine bancroftii Lesser electric ray Western Atlantic 65 TL 1834
Narcine brasiliensis Brazilian electric ray Western Atlantic 54 WD 1831
Narcine brevilabiata Shortlip electric ray Northwest Pacific 32 TL 1966
Narcine brunnea Brown numbfish Indo-West Pacific 22 TL 1909
Narcine entemedor Giant electric ray Eastern Pacific 119 TL 1895
Narcine insolita Madagascar numbfish Western Indian Ocean 35.6 TL 2002
Narcine leoparda Leopard numbfish Southeast Pacific 33 TL 2001
Narcine lingula Chinese numbfish Indo-West Pacific 35 TL 1846
Narcine maculata Darkfinned numbfish Indo-West Pacific 40 TL 1804
Narcine oculifera Bigeye numbfish Western Indian Ocean 35 SL 2002
Narcine prodorsalis Tonkin numbfish Indo-West Pacific 40 TL 1966
Narcine rierai Slender electric ray Western Indian Ocean 30.1 TL 1991
Narcine timlei Spotted numbfish Indo-West Pacific 38 TL 1801
Narcine vermiculata Vermiculate electric ray Eastern Central Pacific 60 TL 1928
Narcinops lasti Western numbfish Eastern Indian Ocean 36.5 TL 2002
Narcinops nelsoni Eastern numbfish Southwest Pacific 34.8 TL 2008
Narcinops ornata ################ 24.1 TL 2008
Narcinops tasmaniensis Tasmanian numbfish Southeast Indian Ocean an 47 TL 1841
Narcinops westraliensis Banded numbfish Eastern Indian Ocean 29 TL 1966



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