Definition of Torpedinidae
1. Noun. Electric rays.
Generic synonyms: Fish Family
Group relationships: Order Torpediniformes, Torpediniformes
Member holonyms: Crampfish, Electric Ray, Numbfish, Torpedo
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Torpedinidae
Literary usage of Torpedinidae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Elements of the Comparative Anatomy of Vertebrates by Robert Wiedersheim, William Newton Parker (1897)
"ELECTRIC organs are present in certain Fishes, being most strongly developed in certain Rays (torpedinidae, eg, Torpedo, Hypnos) found in the Atlantic ..."
2. Text-book of Paleontology by Karl Alfred von Zittel (1902)
"torpedinidae. Miiller and Henle. Torpedoes. Trunk much depressed, forming a broad ami rounded disk with the pectoral Jin*, which do not extend forwards to ..."
3. Practical Bacteriology, Blood Work and Animal Parasitology: Including by Edward Rhodes Stitt (1918)
"In the electric rays (torpedinidae) the dorsal surface is electrically positive and the central one negative. To receive a shock one must communicate with ..."