Urolophus piperatus

SÉRET & LAST, 2003


Coral sea stingaree
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 piperatus 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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Common names
eng Coral sea stingaree

Short Description
Weakly rhomboidal disc, width 66.7-70.0% total length; rather long tail, postcoacal length 45.3-47.7% total length; medium snout (preorbital length 13.3-16.3% total length); broad, cartilaginous interorbit 3.8-4.6% total length; internasal flap skirt-shaped, diverging slightly; posterior angle of nasal curtain with a short, pointed lobe; inner margin of spiracle oblique; no tail fold; small dorsal fin; apices of pelvic fins angular; 7-9 oral papillae; 98-108 pectoral fin radials; 32-35 tooth rows in upper jaw; dorsal surface pale brown to grey, often with fine black spots (Ref. 51067).

Distribution
Western Central Pacific: northern Queensland, Australia. Source: www.gbif.org

Biology
Found on the continental shelf and slope (Ref. 75154).

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

Habitat
bathydemersal; marine; depth range 171 - 370 m (Ref. 51067)

Remarks
shark-references Species-ID=7454;