Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Chondrichthyes  
 Order Torpediniformes  
 Family Narcinidae  
 Genus Narke  
  Narke japonica  (Temminck & Schlegel, 1850) 
Provider: Pofeng Lee& Shoou-Jeng Joung 
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Synonyms:Torpedo japonica  details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);福建魚類誌(朱等, 1985);楊鴻嘉圖鑑 (金);Carvalho, M. R. de, L. J. V. Compagno etc. 2003
Character: Disc subcircular, less than half total length, wider than lond. Snout short. Mouth small, transverse, included by a deep fold of the skin. Eyes small, 4to 5 in snout, prominent. Spiracles larger than the eyes, immediately behind the orbits, with a smooth raised border, without papillae. Nostrils small, anterior valves confluent, free behind the median attachment and extending back over the teeth. Teeth small, rhomboid. Gill openings small. One dorsal, small, rounded, base behind the bases of ventrals. Ventrals distinct, without an outer angle, margin rounded, origin below the pectorals. Tail short, as long as disc, with a fold at each side. Caudal fin large, rounded. Specimen in formalin dark brown above, nearly uniform; whitish below, with light brown margin. 
Habitat: Occurs inshore and offshore. Found on sand, often near rocky reefs. Biology little known. Does not do well in aquariums. 
Distribution: Sagami Sea, Japan, China, Taiwan.  
Name Code: 383175
  IUCN Red List:VU A2cd     Marine     
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