Family Narkidae - Sleeper rays
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  Class
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Elasmobranchii
No. in FishBase
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Genera : 6 | Species : 12 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: Indo-West Pacific. Short description: Disc rounded anteriorly; head equipped with electric organs, developed from branchial muscles; eyes small; jaws stout, short and weakly protractile; strong labial cartilages; rostrum narrow; shallow groove around mouth; usually a single dorsal fin. As a subfamily in Narcinidae in Ref. 58010. As a family in Compagon (2005) and CofF. Distribution: Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Oceans.
  Etymology
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Greek, narke = paralysis ( Ref. 45335).
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  Deep Fin Classification
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Species/Synonymy list for the family Narkidae as currently in FishBase

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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 19-05-2014 (Ref. 95876).

The list ordered as follows:

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Scientifc name Status Senior/Junior synonym Combination CofF
Narke capensis (Gmelin, 1789)
acceptedseniornew
Raja capensis Gmelin, 1789
synonymseniororiginal1
Astrape capensis (Gmelin, 1789)
synonymseniornew
! Raja rapensis Gmelin, 1789
synonymotheroriginal1
Torpedo capensis Gronow, 1854
synonymjuniororiginal1
Narke dipterygia (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)
acceptedseniornew
Raja dipterygia Bloch & Schneider, 1801
synonymseniororiginal1
Bengalichthys impennis Annandale, 1909
synonymjuniororiginal1
Narke japonica (Temminck & Schlegel, 1850)
acceptedseniornew
Torpedo japonica Temminck & Schlegel, 1850
synonymseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
! Temera hardwicki Gray, 1831
synonymseniororiginal
Typhlonarke aysoni (Hamilton, 1902)
acceptedseniornew
Astrape aysoni Hamilton, 1902
synonymseniororiginal1
Typhlonarke tarakea Phillipps, 1929
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
Heteronarce regani von Bonde & Swart, 1923
synonymjuniororiginal1
Narcine natalensis Fowler, 1925
synonymjuniororiginal1
Heteronarce mollis (Lloyd, 1907)
acceptedseniornew
Narcine mollis Lloyd, 1907
synonymseniororiginal1
Heteronarce prabhui Talwar, 1981
acceptedseniororiginal1
Heteronarce bentuviai (Baranes & Randall, 1989)
acceptedseniornew
Narcine bentuviai Baranes & Randall, 1989
synonymseniororiginal1
Heteronarce bentuvai (Baranes & Randall, 1989)
synonymseniornew
acceptedseniororiginal1
! Crassinarke domitor Takagi, 1951
synonymseniororiginal
Electrolux addisoni Compagno & Heemstra, 2007
acceptedseniororiginal1
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