Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom

Research Article

Notes on the Distribution of Electric Rays (Torpedo Spp.) in Northern European Waters

Alwyne Wheelera1 and Valerie Du Heaumea1

a1 Department of Zoology, British Museum (Natural History), London

The distribution of electric rays (Torpedo spp.) in northern European waters is discussed. Torpedo nobiliana is admitted as of regular occurrence; records of occurrence of T. marmorata are given in detail. The status in these waters of T. torpedo is doubtful. A synoptic key is provided together with illustrations of the three species.