Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Chordata > Subphylum Vertebrata > Superclass Gnathostomata > Superclass Pisces > Class Elasmobranchii > Subclass Neoselachii > Infraclass Batoidea > Order Torpediniformes > Family Torpedinidae > Genus Torpedo

Torpedo nobiliana Bonaparte, 1835

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

TorpedoHouttuyn, 1764accepted genus name

Species group names

Torpedo (Tetronarce) nobiliana Bonaparte, 1835 synonym; alternate representation

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Albanian: peshk elektrik i zeshkët; piskë sources: Dhora, DH. 2008. Fjalor i emrave të kafshëve të Shqipërisë (Emri shkencor – Shqip – Anglisht) / Dictionary of animal names of Albania (Scientific names – Albanian – English). Camaj – Pipa. Shkodër, Albania. pp. 288.
 Danish: sort elrokke sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Dutch: sidderrog sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 English: Atlantic torpedo; electric ray sources: North-West Atlantic Ocean species (NWARMS);PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Israel (Hebrew): חשמלן סגול sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Spanish, Castillian: torpedo del Atlántico sources: Nelson, J.S.; Crossman, E.J.; Espinosa-Pérez, H.; Findley, L.T.; Gilbert, C.R.; Lea, R.N.; Williams, J.D. (2004). Common and scientific names of fishes from the United States, Canada and Mexico Special Publication. American Fisheries Society, 29 American Fisheries Society: Bethesda. ISBN 1-888569-61-1. 386 + CD-Rom pp.
 Swedish: darrocka sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Turkish: carpan; elektrikli vatoz sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Welsh: morgath drydan


basis of record

Collette, B.B., and G. Klein-MacPhee (eds.). 2002. Bigelow and Schroeder's Fishes of the Gulf of Maine, 3rd edition. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington and London. 748 p.

additional source

Muller, Y. (2004). Faune et flore du littoral du Nord, du Pas-de-Calais et de la Belgique: inventaire. [Coastal fauna and flora of the Nord, Pas-de-Calais and Belgium: inventory]. Commission Régionale de Biologie Région Nord Pas-de-Calais: France. 307 pp.

additional source

FishBase, version december 2007

additional source

FishBase, version may 2009

additional source

McEachran, J. D. 2009. Fishes (Vertebrata: Pisces) of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 1223–1316 in Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M Press, College Station, Texas.

additional source

FishBase, version october 2012

additional source

Dyntaxa (2013) Swedish Taxonomic Database. Accessed at www.dyntaxa.se [15-01-2013].

additional source

Robins, C.R., G.C. Ray, J. Douglass and R. Freund. 1986. A field guide to Atlantic coast fishes of North America. Houghton Mifflin Co. Boston. 354 p.





External Links

Barcode of Life (7 barcodes)
GenBank (6 nucleotides; 6 proteins)


Bailly, N. (2014). Torpedo nobiliana Bonaparte, 1835. In: Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2014) FishBase. In: Costello, M.J.; Bouchet, P.; Boxshall, G.; Arvantidis, C.; Appeltans, W. (2014) European Register of Marine Species, accessed through PESI at http://www.eu-nomen.eu/portal/taxon.php?GUID=urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:157868




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marine, not brackish, not fresh, not terrestrial


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