Argentine torpedo

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Argentine torpedo
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Order: Torpediniformes
Family: Torpedinidae
Genus: Tetronarce
Species: T. puelcha
Binomial name
Tetronarce puelcha
Lahille, 1926
  • Torpedo puelcha Lahille, 1926

Tetronarce puelcha, commonly known as the Argentine torpedo, is a species of fish in the Torpedinidae family. It is found in Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay. Its natural habitat is open seas. It is rare electric ray fish species, which is moderately large(104 cm) found in South West Atlantic (mostly in Argentina and Brazil).[1][2]


  1. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2015). "Torpedo puelcha" in FishBase. April 2015 version.
  2. ^ Carvalho, M.R. de. (2015): Torpedinidae. In : Heemstra, P.C., Heemstra, E. & Ebert, D.A. (Eds.), Coastal Fishes of the Western Indian Ocean. Vol. 1. South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity, Grahamstown, South Africa. In press.