Family Narcinidae - Numbfishes
  Order
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  Class
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Elasmobranchii
No. in FishBase
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Genera : 4 | Species : 30 Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
  Environment
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Fresh : No | Brackish : No | Marine : Yes
  Division
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Marine
  Aquarium
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none
  First Fossil Record
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  Remark
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Distribution: Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Oceans. Short description: Disc rounded anteriorly; head equipped with electric organs, developed from branchial muscles; eyes small; jaws stout, long and strongly protractile; strong labial cartilages; rostrum broad; deep groove around mouth; usually 2 dorsal fin; caudal fin well developed . Subfamily Narkinae elevated to family rank. Comname: Numbfish (Ref. 3929).
  Etymology
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Greek, narke = paralysis ( Ref. 45335).
  Reproductive guild
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bearers
  Typical activity level
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  Main Ref
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  Coordinator
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  Deep Fin Classification
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Species/Synonymy list for the family Narcinidae as currently in FishBase

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The list below must not be used as an authority reference synonymy list like those found in scientific published revisions, which must be the source to be used and cited eventually when they exist.

Rather, it reflects the current content of FishBase, and the progress with respect to synchronization with the Catalog of Fishes. However, we think it can be useful for users to assess the quality of information in FishBase, to start new work on the family, or to cross-check with other lists.

But we appreciate to be cited in publications when this list has been of any working value. In particular, for published scientific, we suggest then to cite it in the Material and Method section as a useful tool to conduct the research, but again, not as a taxonomic or nomenclatural authority reference.

Unless it is explicitly precised, the list is not complete, please search all original names published for the family in the Catalog of Fishes (genera, species), including those with uncertain or unknown status, that are not included in FishBase when they are not attached to a valid species.

This list uses some data from Catalog of Fishes (not shown but used to sort names).

In the column CofF, the digit indicates the status of synchronization with CofF: 0: Not checked; 1: Same status;   2: Different status;   3: Other combination;   4: Synonym in CofF;   5: Species/Subspecies issue;   6: Synonym of another species in CofF;   7: Not in CofF;   8: Should not be in CofF. The CofF version currently used is the one published on 23-07-2014 (Ref. 97102).

The list ordered as follows:

Please send comments and corrections if you detect errors or missing names.

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Scientifc name Status Senior/Junior synonym Combination CofF
Narcine brasiliensis (Olfers, 1831)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal2
Torpedo ocellata Quoy & Gaimard, 1824
ambiguousotheroriginal2
Narcine brachypleura Miranda Ribeiro, 1923
synonymjuniororiginal2
Narcine timlei (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)
acceptedseniornew
Raja timlei Bloch & Schneider, 1801
synonymseniororiginal2
Narcine indica Henle, 1834
synonymjuniororiginal2
Narcine microphthalma Duméril, 1852
synonymjuniororiginal2
Narcine maculata Duméril, 1852
synonymjuniororiginal2
Narcine macrura Valenciennes, 1852
synonymjuniororiginal2
Narcine maculata (Shaw, 1804)
acceptedseniornew
Raja maculata Shaw, 1804
synonymjuniororiginal2
Narcine firma Garman, 1913
synonymjuniororiginal2
Narcine indica (non Henle, 1834)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Narcine bancroftii (Griffith & Smith, 1834)
acceptedseniornew
Torpedo bancroftii Griffith & Smith, 1834
synonymseniororiginal2
Narcine bancrofti (Griffith & Smith, 1834)
synonymseniornew
Torpedo pictus Gronow, 1854
synonymjuniororiginal2
synonymjuniororiginal2
synonymjuniororiginal2
Narcine umbrosa Jordan, 1884
synonymjuniororiginal2
Narcine tasmaniensis Richardson, 1841
acceptedseniororiginal2
Narcine lingula Richardson, 1846
acceptedseniororiginal2
Narcine entemedor Jordan & Starks, 1895
acceptedseniororiginal2
Narcine brunnea Annandale, 1909
acceptedseniororiginal2
acceptedseniororiginal2
Narcine schmitti Hildebrand, 1948
synonymjuniororiginal2
Narcine brevilabiata Bessednov, 1966
acceptedseniororiginal2
Narcine prodorsalis Bessednov, 1966
acceptedseniororiginal2
acceptedseniororiginal2
! Narcine westralensis McKay, 1966
synonymseniororiginal
Narcine rierai (Lloris & Rucabado, 1991)
acceptedseniornew
Heteronarce rierai Lloris & Rucabado, 1991
synonymseniororiginal2
Narcine leoparda Carvalho, 2001
acceptedseniororiginal2
Narcine insolita Carvalho, Séret & Compagno, 2002
acceptedseniororiginal2
Narcine sp. B Not applicable
synonymotherother
Narcine sp. Nov. E Not applicable
synonymotherother
Narcine lasti Carvalho & Séret, 2002
acceptedseniororiginal2
Narcine sp. Not applicable
synonymotherother
Narcine sp. 1 Not applicable
synonymotherother
Narcine sp. B Not applicable
synonymotherother
Narcine sp. nov. B Not applicable
synonymotherother
Narcine oculifera Carvalho, Compagno & Mee, 2002
acceptedseniororiginal2
Narcine sp. Not applicable
synonymotherother
Narcine sp. nov. D Not applicable
synonymotherother
Narcine indica (non Henle, 1834)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Narcine atzi Carvalho & Randall, 2003
acceptedseniororiginal2
Narcine nelsoni Carvalho, 2008
acceptedseniororiginal2
Narcine sp. C Not applicable
synonymotherother
Narcine sp. nov. C Not applicable
synonymotherother
Narcine ornata Carvalho, 2008
acceptedseniororiginal2
Narcine sp. Not applicable
synonymotherother
Narcine sp. A Not applicable
synonymotherother
Narcine sp. nov. A Not applicable
synonymotherother
Narcine westraliensis (non McKay, 1966)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Discopyge tschudii Heckel, 1846
acceptedseniororiginal2
Torpedo chilensis Guichenot, 1848
synonymjuniororiginal2
Discopyge castelloi Menni, Rincón & García, 2008
acceptedseniororiginal2
acceptedseniororiginal2
Benthobatis marcida Bean & Weed, 1909
acceptedseniororiginal2
Benthobatis cervina Bean & Weed, 1909
synonymjuniororiginal2
Benthobatis kreffti Rincón, Stehmann & Vooren, 2001
acceptedseniororiginal2
Benthobatis yangi Carvalho, Compagno & Ebert, 2003
acceptedseniororiginal2
Benthobatis moresbyi (non Alcock, 1898)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Diplobatis ommata (Jordan & Gilbert, 1890)
acceptedseniornew
Discopyge ommata Jordan & Gilbert, 1890
synonymseniororiginal2
! Diplobatus ommata (Jordan & Gilbert, 1890)
synonymseniornew
Narcine ommata Clark, 1936
synonymjuniororiginal2
Diplobatis pictus Palmer, 1950
acceptedseniororiginal2
! Diplobatis picta Palmer, 1950
synonymseniororiginal
! Diplobatus pictus Palmer, 1950
synonymseniororiginal
Diplobatis altenai Boeseman, 1963
synonymjuniororiginal2
Diplobatis guamachensis (non Martin S., 1957)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Diplobatis guamachensis Martín Salazar, 1957
acceptedseniororiginal2
Diplobatis colombiensis Fechhelm & McEachran, 1984
acceptedseniorchange in rank
Diplobatis pictus colombiensis Fechhelm & McEachran, 1984
synonymseniororiginal1
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