|Family||Scientific Name||Author||Year||Common Name|
|Torpedinidae||Torpedo nobiliana||Bonaparte||1835||Atlantic Torpedo|
Unique Characters: Anterior contour of disc truncate or slightly arched, snout extremely short. Eyes and spiracles small and close together on top of head. Nostrils transverse and relatively large, closer to mouth than to snout; anterior lobe expanded posteriorly and medially to form nasal curtain continuous in front of mouth, except for narrow isthmus, and with smooth posterior margin. Mouth of moderate size and usually arched, flanked by longitudinal furrows but without well-developed labial cartilages. Pectoral fins very thick near margin, completely attached from sides of head to at least origin of pelvic fins. Tail very stout, not demarcated from disc, distinctly shorter than disc length, with cutaneous fold along lower lateral margin; 2 dorsal fins with first distinctly larger than second, and located partially or totally above pelvic-fin base; caudal fin large, subtriangular and with upper and lower lobes continuous around vertebral column. Skin very soft and naked. Two well-developed, kidney-shaped electric organs, visible externally on either side of head.
Similar Species: None.