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Urolophus aurantiacus  Müller & Henle, 1841

Sepia stingray
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Elasmobranchii (sharks and rays) > Myliobatiformes (Stingrays) > Urolophidae (Round rays)
Etymology: Urolophus: Greek, oura = tail + Greek, lophos = crest (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Müller, Henle.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal.   Temperate, preferred ?

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Northwest Pacific: Japan and the Ryukyu Islands to the East China Sea.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 40.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 12951)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found on sand and rock bottoms (Ref. 12951, 11230). Ovoviviparous, with up to 4 in a litter (Ref. 12951).

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Male grasps pectoral fin of female then mounts on rear margin of female's dorsum during copulation. Copulation reported to last up to 14 minutes.

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Mould, B., 1994. A world list of rays. The scientific nomenclature and distribution of the recent Batoidea (Batoidea, Elasmobranchii, Chondrichthyes). University of Nottingham, [UK]. 82 p. (Ref. 8630)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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