Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Elasmobranchii (sharks and rays) > Torpediniformes
(Electric rays) > Narkidae
Etymology: Electrolux: Name refers to the well-developed electrogenic properties of this ray, the discovery of which sheds light (Latin 'lux') on the rich and poorly known fish diversity of the Western Indian Ocean.; addisoni: Named for Mark Addison, BlueWilderness dive charters of Widenham, KwaZulu-Natal.
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; demersal; depth range 6 - 35 m (Ref. 75572). Subtropical
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 52.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 75572); max. published weight: 1.8 kg (Ref. 75572)
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Western Indian Ocean: South Africa.
Found in warm-temperate or subtropical waters approximately 310 km of coastline with very narrow continental shelf (10-36 km wide to the 200 m isobath), however, the few sightings were all inside the 50 m isobath; on reefs with sandy or gravelly areas from close inshore to less than 50 m depth, including patches of appropriate habitat on inshore and offshore rocky banks and reefs. Apparently an infauna or meiofauna feeder, feeding on polychaete worms (including a tube-worm) and at least one small shrimp-like crustacean (Ref. 75572).
Compagno, L.J.V. and P.R. Last, 2007. Electrolux addisoni, a new genus and species of electric ray from the east coast of South Africa (Rajiformes: Torpedinoidei: Narkidae), with a review of torpedinoid taxonomy. Smithiana Bull. (7):15-49. (Ref. 75572)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
CountriesFAO areasEcosystemsOccurrencesIntroductionsStocksEcologyDietFood itemsFood consumptionRation
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
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Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 1.0002 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (29 of 100) .