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Tasmanian Numbfish

 

 

Tasmanian Numbfish

 

 

  • TASMANIAN NUMBFISH

Scientific name............Narcine Tasmaniensis

Family name............Narcinidae

Other common names.......Tasmanian electric ray

 

  • GENERAL DESCRIPTION

There are five members of the genus Narcine known and little known on the Tasmanian Numbfish. In this species the distance between the spiracle and the eye is longer than the horizontal diameter of the eye. The margins of the disc are concave and it is shorter than the tail.

 

  • SIZE

This species can grow to a maximum length of 18.6 inches. Born at a length of 3.4 inches.

 

  • COLOR

The dorsal color is yellowish brown to chocolate brown and no markings on the body, with white below. Juveniles often have a stripe in the middle of the disc and on the dorsal fin bases.

 

  • FEEDING HABITS

This species feeds on amphipods, shrimp, and worms.

 

  • BEHAVIOUR

The Tasmanian numbfish spends the days buried under the substrate. It comes out to feed at night.

 

  • HABITAT

Southwest Pacific: Australia ( including New South Wales, South Australia, Victoria and Tasmania ). They are found on sand or mud bottoms, occasionally on rocky reefs. Reported at depth range of 16 to 336 feet.

 

  • REPRODUCTION

No data found.

 

  • SHARK ATTACKS

This shark is considered harmless, although it may shock the diver it it is provoked.

 

  • POPULATION REPORT

Not evaluated.

 
     

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