Urobatis pardalis

DEL MORAL-FLORES, ANGULO, LÓPEZ & BUSSING, 2015



Classification: Elasmobranchii Myliobatiformes Urotrygonidae

Reference of the original description
DEL MORAL-FLORES, L.F. & ANGULO, A. & LÓPEZ, M.I. & BUSSING, W.A. (2015)
Nueva especie del género Urobatis (Myliobatiformes: Urotrygonidae) del Pacífico oriental tropical. International Journal of Tropical Biology and Conservation, 63 (2): 501–514

Types
Urobatis pardalis
Holotype: UCR: 2289-01; Paratype: UCR: 0357-16; UCR: 0618-05; UCR: 2336-14; UCR: 2503-01;


Description :


Citation: Urobatis pardalis DEL MORAL-FLORES, ANGULO, LÓPEZ & BUSSING, 2015: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 02/2019

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Urobatis pardalis DEL MORAL-FLORES, ANGULO, LÓPEZ & BUSSING, 2015, Holotype, (UCR 2289-1, mature female, 462mm TL), image by Luis Fernando del Moral-Flores
Short Description
Orignal diagnosis of DEL MORAL-FLORES, ANGULO, LÓPEZ & BUSSING, 2015 [22427]: The holotype and two paratypes are mature females; two paratypes are males who just reached sexual maturity, with the claspers developed and slightly calcified; 17 paratypes were unborn and because of this condition, they were not considered in the diagnosis and in the description. Disc circular, their wide and their length are about equal; disc width 64.1-65.8% of the total length (TL); disc length 64.1-65.8% of TL; head length 54.3-57.6% of TL; prepelvic length 50.5-52.4% of TL; distance from snout to anus 51.1-53.2% of TL; precaudal length 78.5-86.0% of TL; prespiracular length 14.1- 16.1% of TL; distance between the axils of the pelvics fins and the origin of the caudal fin 22.1-26.0% of TL; width between the axils of the pectorals fins 13.2-15.5% of TL; caudal ventral margin length 14.0-15.9% of TL; caudal dorsal margin length 7.5-8.9% of TL; 27 to 33 rows of teeth in the upper jaw; dorsal denticles or tubercles absent; back of the disc with a brown background with orange shades and white or pale vermiculations of variable thickness, sometimes merging to form spots or ocelli.

Distribution
eastern tropical Pacific, between the coasts of Colombia and Costa Rica [22427];

Size / Weight / Age
TL max (types): 462 mm (female) [22427]

Habitat
marine; depth range: 0-53 m (types) [22427]

Dentition
27 to 33 rows of teeth in the upper jaw [22427]

Remarks
shark-references Species-ID=14324;