Urolophus deforgesi

SÉRET & LAST, 2003



Classification: Elasmobranchii Myliobatiformes Urolophidae

Reference of the original description
SÉRET, B. & LAST, P.R. (2003)
Description of four new stingarees of the genus Urolophus (Batoidea: Urolophidae) from the Coral Sea, South-West Pacific. Cybium, 27 (4): 307–320

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Citation: Urolophus deforgesi SÉRET & LAST, 2003: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 12/2018

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Short Description
Weakly rhomboidal disc, width less than 70% total length; rather long tail, postcoacal length more than 75% of disc length; short head (ventral length mostly less than 30% total length) and snout (length to eye less than 15% total length); narrow, cartilaginous interorbit less than 4% total length; internasal flap greatly expanded posteriorly; no broad lobes on posterolateral border of nostrils; inner margin of spiracle oblique; no lateral tail folds; no dorsal fin; apices of pelvic fins rounded; 7-8 oral papillae arranged along a "quot;W"quot; line on mouth floor; 96-102 pectoral fin radials; total vertebrae more than 150; dorsal surface uniform yellowish brown (Ref. 51067).

Distribution
Western Central Pacific: Chesterfield Islands. Source: www.gbif.org

Size / Weight / Age
34.2 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 51067))

Habitat
bathydemersal; marine; depth range 203 - 330 m (Ref. 51067)

Remarks
shark-references Species-ID=7431;