Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Elasmobranchii > Order: Torpediniformes > Family: Torpedinidae > Genus: Torpedo > Species: Torpedo nobiliana

Atlantic New British torpedo - Torpedo nobiliana Bonaparte, 1835

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Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)

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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

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IUCN Red List Category
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Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

The EU conservation status is assessed for species mentioned in the EU Habitats Directive annexes. The EU Habitats Directive does not cover this species.

Natura 2000 sites

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Legal status

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Atlantic New British torpedo English Fishbase
Atlantic torpedo English Fishbase
Dark electric ray English Fishbase
Dretwa brunatna Polish Fishbase
Esturpillo Spanish Fishbase
Haddiela mdahhna Maltese Fishbase
Haddiela samra Maltese Fishbase
Haddiela sewda Maltese Fishbase
Peste torpila Romanian Fishbase
Piskë Albanian Fishbase
Sidderrog Dutch Fishbase
Silmäsähkörausku Finnish Fishbase
Sort elektrisk rokke Danish Fishbase
Sort elrokke Danish Fishbase
Sysisähkörausku Finnish Fishbase
Temblador de mar Spanish Fishbase
Temblaera Spanish Fishbase
Torpedo English Fishbase
Torpille French Fishbase
Torpille noire French Fishbase
Torpille noire stupéfiante French Fishbase
Tremblador negro Spanish Fishbase
Tremelga-negra Portuguese Fishbase
Tremolina negra Spanish Fishbase
Trimielga negra Spanish Fishbase
Vaca temblaera Spanish Fishbase
Zitterroche German Fishbase
Zitterrochen German Fishbase
Synonym Author
Torpedo nobililana Bonaparte, 1835
Torpedo hebetans Lowe, 1838
Narcacion nobilianus (Bonaparte, 1835)
Narcobatus nobilianus (Bonaparte, 1835)
Torpedo nobilianus Bonaparte, 1835
Tetronarce nobiliana (Bonaparte, 1835)
Torpedo occidentalis Storer, 1843
Torpedo emarginata M'Coy, 1841
Torpedo nigra Guichenot.1850
Torpedo walshii Thompson, 1856
Torpedo hebitans Valenciennes, 1843

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PESI (Synonym) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
Wikipedia Wikipedia
WoRMS World Register of Marine Species

External data

No external data sets available for this species
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