Narcine insolita, Madagascar numbfish

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Narcine insolita Carvalho, Séret & Compagno, 2002

Madagascar numbfish
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Classification / Names Nomi Comuni | Sinonimi | Catalog of Fishes(Genere, Specie) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Elasmobranchi (squali e razze) (sharks and rays) > Torpediniformes (Electric rays) > Narcinidae (Numbfishes)
Etymology: Narcine: Greek, narke = numbness (Ref. 45335);  insolita: Name from Latin 'insolitus' meaning unusual or uncommon; referring to the unusual and unique disparate dimensions of the dorsal fins, treated as an adjective (feminine)..

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecologia

; marino demersale; distribuzione batimetrica 150 - 175 m (Ref. 93929). Tropical; 15°S - 25°S, 42°E - 45°E (Ref. 114953)

Distribuzione Stati | Aree FAO | Ecosystems | Presenze | Point map | Introduzioni | Faunafri

Western Indian Ocean: Madagascar.

Length at first maturity / Size / Peso / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - 35.6 cm
Max length : 35.6 cm TL (female)

Short description Morfologia | Morfometria

Vertebre: 119 - 127. This species is distinguished from all its congeners by the following characters: unique presence of a very large and prominent first dorsal fin that is conspicuously taller, larger and with a longer base than the second dorsal fin; large spiracles, conspicuously rounded, not projecting anteriorly lateral to eyes, and with elevated rims all around; interspiracular distance much smaller than interorbital distance; small, broadly rounded lateral cusplets adjacent to principal cusp on teeth of more concealed inner rows; upper and lower tooth bands equal in width and broadly circular in outline; dorsal colouration composed of a yellowish brown background with darker brown to reddish brown irregular blotches on disc margins, posterior disc and anterior margin of snout; darker brown blotches on anterior portion of dorsal and caudal fins, at caudal apex, and laterally on tail at level of dorsal fins; precaudal vertebrae 68-71; total vertebrae 119-127 (Ref. 93929).

Biologia     Glossario (es. epibenthic)

Usually found over predominantly muddy substrata (Ref. 93929). Maturity size of males at ca. 27 cm TL; birth size at ca. 14 cm TL (Ref. 114953).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturità | Riproduzione | Deposizione | Uova | Fecundity | Larve

Main reference Upload your references | Bibliografia | Coordinatore : Carvalho, Marcelo | Collaboratori

de Carvalho, M.R., B. Séret and L.J.V. Compagno, 2002. A new species of electric ray of the genus Narcine Henle, 1834 from the South-western Indian Ocean (Chondrichthyes: Torpediniformes: Narcinidae). S. Afr. J. mar. Sci. 24:135-149. (Ref. 93929)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 125652)

  Data deficient (DD) ; Date assessed: 24 April 2018

CITES

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





Human uses

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Fonti Internet

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Estimates based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01175 (0.00464 - 0.02977), b=2.88 (2.66 - 3.10), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-BS (Ref. 93245).
Trophic level (Ref. 69278):  3.1   ±0.3 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilienza (Ref. 120179):  Basso, tempo minimo di raddoppiamento della popolazione 4.5 - 14 anni (Assuming fecundity<100).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (26 of 100) .
Climate Vulnerability (Ref. 125649):   (0 of 100) .