Urolophus kapalensis


Kapala stingaree
Classification: Elasmobranchii Myliobatiformes Urolophidae

Reference of the original description
YEARSLEY, G.K. & LAST, P.R. (2006)
Urolophus kapalensis sp. nov., a new stingaree (Myliobatiformes : Urolophidae) off eastern Australia. Zootaxa, 1176: 41–52

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Urolophus kapalensis
Holotype: CSIRO: H 999-02; Paratype: CSIRO: H 74-09; CSIRO: H 74-05; CSIRO: H 74-03; CSIRO: H 1002-05; CSIRO: H 999-09; CSIRO: H 999-11; CSIRO: H 999-13; NMV: A 25098-001; NMV: A 25097-001;

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Citation: Urolophus kapalensis YEARSLEY & LAST, 2006: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 07/2019

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Common names
eng Kapala stingaree

Short Description
This medium-sized species which lacks broad lobes on posterolateral border of nostrils, has the following set of characters: disc subcircular to weakly rhomboidal, width less than 62% TL; internasal flap bell-shaped; tail with well-developed lateral cutaneous folds; stinging spine long, 12-15% TL; dorsal fin low but prominent, free-rear tip over spine origin; total vertebrae 156-170; pre-spine vertebrae 86-95; dorsal surface of disc greenish, paler laterally; usually with dark suborbital blotch and V-shaped interorbital bar (Ref. 75595).

Southwest Pacific: New South Wales, Australia. Source: www.gbif.org

Size / Weight / Age
43.3 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 75595)); 52.1 cm TL (female)

benthopelagic; marine; depth range 9 - 79 m (Ref. 75595)

shark-references Species-ID=7440;