Urolophus aurantiacus

MÜLLER & HENLE, 1841


Sepia stingray
Classification: Elasmobranchii Myliobatiformes Urolophidae

Reference of the original description
MÜLLER, J. & HENLE, F.G.J. (1841)
Systematische Beschreibung der Plagiostomen. Berlin, Veit, pp. 1–200

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Urolophus aurantiacus MÜLLER & HENLE,1841

Types
Urolophus aurantiacus
Syntype: MNHN: 0000-2603; MNHN: 0000-2602; MNHN: 0000-2352; ZMB: 7584


Description :


Citation: Urolophus aurantiacus MÜLLER & HENLE, 1841: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 11/2018

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Common names
eng Sepia stingray

Distribution
Northwest Pacific: Japan and the Ryukyu Islands to the East China Sea. Source: www.gbif.org

Biology
Male grasps pectoral fin of female then mounts on rear margin of female"quot;s dorsum during copulation. Copulation reported to last up to 14 minutes. Inhabits sandy areas in coastal waters. A carnivore [17641].

Size / Weight / Age
40.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; [1658])

Habitat
demersal; marine

Remarks
22578

Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)
Isopoda
  • Gnathia trimaculata COETZEE, SMIT, GRUTTER & DAVIES, 2009 [17188]