Urolophus paucimaculatus

Dixon, 1969

Sparsely-spotted stingaree
Classification: Elasmobranchii Myliobatiformes Urolophidae

Reference of the original description
Dixon, J.M. (1969)
A new species of ray of the genus Urolophus (Elasmobranchii: Urolophidae) from Victoria. Victorian Naturalist, 86(1), 11–18

Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Trygonoptera paucimaculatus

Urolophus paucimaculatus
Holotype: NMV: A334; Paratype: NMV: A335; NMV: A336; NMV: A337; NMV: A338; NMV: A339; NMV: A340; NMV: A341; NMV: A342; NMV: A343; NMV: A344; NMV: A345; NMV: A346; NMV: A347; NMV: A348; NMV: A349;

Description :

Citation: Urolophus paucimaculatus Dixon, 1969: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 07/2024

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Sparsely-spotted stingaree (Urolophus paucimaculatus DIXON, 1969) off Port Phillip, © dennis and aimee jonez, wiki
Common names
eng Dixon"s stingaree, eng Dixons stingaree, eng Ray, eng Sparsely-spotted stingaree, eng White-spotted stingaree

Eastern Indian Ocean: endemic to Australia. Source: www.gbif.org

Human uses
fisheries: minor commercial; price category: medium; price reliability: unreliable: based on ex-vessel price for species in this order

Occur on the continental shelf (Ref. 7300, 75154). Adults feed on worms, crabs, shrimp, and small bony fishes while juveniles take small crustaceans.

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

demersal; marine; depth range 5 - 150 m [1658]

shark-references Species-ID=7453;

Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)
  • Calicotyle urolophi Chisholm, Beverley-Burton & Last, 1991 [17868] [17436] [7377]
  • Merizocotyle urolophi Chisholm & Whittington, 1999 [17002]

  • Acanthobothrium clarkeae Campbell & Beveridge, 2002 [16128] [28741]
  • Acanthobothrium urolophi Schmidt, 1973 [16128] [28741]
  • Dollfusiella geraschmidti (Dollfus, 1974) [16112] [15747]
  • Pterobothrium platycephalum (Shipley & Hornell, 1906) Dollfus, 1930 [15789]
  • Trimacracanthus aetobatidis (Robinson, 1959) [16112]