ocellate torpedo

Scientific name Torpedo torpedo
Descriptor Linnaeus
Year of description 1758
IUCN category VU
Family Torpedinidae
Genus Torpedo
Torpedo torpedo Torpedo torpedo

Introduction

Torpedo torpedo, commonly known as ocellate torpedo, is a salt water fish.

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Who is it?

Morphology

  • Average size
    40 cm
  • Maximum size
    60 cm
  • Shape
    Circular
  • Mimicry
    sand
  • Pattern
    tasks
  • Average size
    40 cm
  • Maximum size
    60 cm
  • Shape
    Circular
  • Mimicry
    sand
  • Pattern
    tasks

How to recognize the ocellate torpedo ?

The ocellate torpedo measures between 40 and 60 cm. This fish is bicolore with a predominantly bleu and beige body. The also has bleu tasks.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
    carnivorous
  • Sociability
    solitary
  • territorial
    No
  • Way of living
    diurnal

The ocellate torpedo is a fish solitary naturally found on the bottom. This species is carnivorous .

n general, this species does not care much about other animals crossing its path.

Reproduction

  • Reproduction
    vivipare

The ocellate torpedo is a fish vivipare.

Life-threatening species

  • Venomous
    No
  • Electrocute
    Yes

In the most serious cases, it can cause death.

Where to find it?

What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Depth
    2 - 400 m

Biotope presentation

The ocellate torpedo is most often found at a depth between 2m and 400m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

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