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Urolophus piperatus  Séret & Last, 2003

Coral sea stingaree
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Elasmobranchii (sharks and rays) > Myliobatiformes (Stingrays) > Urolophidae (Round rays)
Etymology: Urolophus: Greek, oura = tail + Greek, lophos = crest (Ref. 45335);  piperatus: piperatus meaning pepper, in reference to the dark flecks scattered on the dorsal side of the disc (Ref. 51067).   More on author: Last.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 171 - 370 m (Ref. 51067).   Deep-water

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Western Central Pacific: northern Queensland, Australia.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?, range 23 - ? cm
Max length : 48.4 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 51067)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Vertebrae: 146 - 156. Weakly rhomboidal disc, width 66.7-70.0% total length; rather long tail, postcoacal length 45.3-47.7% total length; medium snout (preorbital length 13.3-16.3% total length); broad, cartilaginous interorbit 3.8-4.6% total length; internasal flap skirt-shaped, diverging slightly; posterior angle of nasal curtain with a short, pointed lobe; inner margin of spiracle oblique; no tail fold; small dorsal fin; apices of pelvic fins angular; 7-9 oral papillae; 98-108 pectoral fin radials; 32-35 tooth rows in upper jaw; dorsal surface pale brown to grey, often with fine black spots (Ref. 51067).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Séret, B. and P. Last, 2003. Description of four new stingarees of the genus Urolophus (Batoidea: Urolophidae) from the Coral Sea, South-West Pacific. Cybium 27(4):307-320. (Ref. 51067)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 18.4 - 21.4, mean 18.9 (based on 13 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.5   ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Assuming fecundity<100).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  High to very high vulnerability (67 of 100) .