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Class: Elasmobranchii
Order: Torpediniformes
Family: Torpedinidae Electric rays

Genus: Torpedo

(See list of species below)



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Max. Length 39 cm TL

 
Torpedo adenensis
[Aden torpedo]
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Torpedo alexandrinsis
[Alexandrine torpedo]



Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 22 cm TL
Torpedo andersoni Bullis, 1962

Photo by Photo by Simpson, R.
 
Torpedo andersoni
[Florida torpedo]
No picture found

Max. Length 14.5 cm TL

 
Torpedo bauchotae
[Rosette torpedo]
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Max. Length 64 cm TL

 
Torpedo fuscomaculata
[Black-spotted torpedo]
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Max. Length 40 cm TL

 
Torpedo mackayana
[Ringed torpedo]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 100 cm TL
Torpedo marmorata Risso, 1810

Photo by Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Torpedo marmorata
[Marbled electric ray]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 100 cm TL
Torpedo panthera Olfers, 1831

Photo by Photo by Field, R.
 
Torpedo panthera
[Panther electric ray]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 130 cm TL
Torpedo sinuspersici Olfers, 1831

Photo by Photo by Ketabi, R. / S. Jamili
 
Torpedo sinuspersici
[Variable torpedo ray]
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Max. Length 29.1 cm TL

 
Torpedo suessii
[Red sea torpedo]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Torpedo torpedo (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Torpedo torpedo
[Common 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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