Torpedinidae

Biscoito, Manuel, Ribeiro, Cláudia & Freitas, Mafalda, 2018, Annotated checklist of the fishes of the archipelago of Madeira (NE Atlantic): I-Chondrichthyes, Zootaxa 4429 (3), pp. 459-494: 475-476

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4429.3.2

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lsid:zoobank.org:pub:17EAB027-D9FB-4B8A-9847-3AA76EC96FCB

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http://treatment.plazi.org/id/039887A0-FFF2-FFF3-FF22-FC1CFF78006A

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scientific name

Torpedinidae
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Family Torpedinidae 

* Torpedo marmorata Risso, 1810  —Tremedeira; Spotted torpedo 

Lowe 1838: 195 | Lowe 1843: 94 | Noronha & Sarmento 1934: 131 | Albuquerque 1954 –56: 185–186 | Stehmann & Bürkel 1984a: 160 | Sanches 1986: 122 | Lloris et al. 1991: 240 | Wirtz et al. 2008: 3 | Carneiro et al. 2014: 14 | Almada et al. 2015: 4

Lowe 1843: 93 (as Torpedo picta  )

Noronha & Sarmento 1934: 145 (as Torpedo marmoratus  ).

Distribution in Macaronesia. Madeira, Canary Islands ( Brito et al. 2002; Brito Hernández & Sancho Rafel 2003) and Cape Verde ( Reiner 1996, 2005; Wirtz et al. 2013).

Remarks. five records in BMNH (1862.4.22.14, 1861. 5.19.52, 1855. 11.29.23, 1862. 4.22.13, 1898.1.26.43-44) and two formalin preserved specimens in MMFAbout MMF collections (dated from 1964, MMFAbout MMF 0 20632 and 2011, MMFAbout MMF 41393).

*Tetronarce nobiliana (Bonaparte,1835)  —Tremelga; Electric ray

Lowe 1838: 195 | Günther 1870: 449 | Noronha & Sarmento 1934: 131 and 145 (as Torpedo hebetans  )

Fowler 1936: 121–122 | Maul 1948: 139 | Noronha & Sarmento 1948: 130 | Albuquerque 1954 –56: 186 (as Torpedo nobiliana  )

Krefft & Stehmann 1973a: 56 | Stehmann & Bürkel 1984a: 160 | Sanches 1986 | Lloris et al. 1991: 240 | Wirtz et al. 2008: 3 | Carneiro et al. 2014: 14.

Distribution in Macaronesia. Madeira and Azores ( Santos et al. 1997; Arruda 1997; Porteiro et al. 2010).

Remarks. Lowe’s specimen ( BMNH 1852. 8.30.22, Holotype of T. hebetans  ) was confirmed as T. nobiliana  by the first author. One specimen in MMFAbout MMF collection ( MMFAbout MMF 47181), caught at Seine Seamount.

* Torpedo torpedo (Linnaeus, 1758)  —Tremelga; Common torpedo 

Noronha & Sarmento 1948: 130 | Maul 1948: 139 | Nunes 1953: 236 | Sanches 1986: 121 | Carneiro et al. 2014: 14.

Distribution in Macaronesia. Madeira, Azores ( Carneiro et al. 2014), the Canary Islands ( Brito et al. 2002; Brito Hernández & Sancho Rafel 2003) and the Cape Verde ( Reiner 1996, 2005. Wirtz et al. (2013) made a remark that the photo given by Reiner (2005) is Torpedo marmorata  and therefore the presence of this species in Cape Verde needs confirmation).

Remarks. Five records in MMFAbout MMF collections (dated from 1951 to 1965). Maul (1948) refers as frequent all year, coastal.

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