Urotrygon munda

Gill, 1863

Munda round ray
Classification: Elasmobranchii Myliobatiformes Urotrygonidae

Reference of the original description
Gill, T. (1863)
Descriptive enumeration of a collection of fishes from the western coast of Central America, presented to the Smithsonian Institution by Capt. John M. Dow. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 15, 162–174

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Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Urolophus asterias, Urolophus munda, Urolophus mundus, Urotrygon asterias, Urotrygon caudispinosus, Urotrygon mundus, Urotrygon peruanus, Urotrygon serrula

Urotrygon munda
Syntype: USNM: 7297
Urolophus asterias
Syntype: USNM: 28204 USNM: 29542 USNM: 29580 USNM: 29318 (lost) USNM: 29524 (lost)
Urotrygon caudispinosus
Holotype: USNM: 127790 Paratype: USNM: 127791
Urotrygon peruanus
Holotype: USNM: 127793 Paratype: USNM: 127792 USNM: 127794
Urotrygon serrula
Holotype: USNM: 127795

Description :

Citation: Urotrygon munda Gill, 1863: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 04/2024

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Common names
spa Raya, spa Raya con aguijón, spa Raya con espina, spa Raya redonda munda, spa Raya redonda áspera, spa Tapadera, fra \(T\) Raie ronde de munda, eng Munda round ray, eng Shortfin round stingray, eng Spiny stingray, eng Stingray

Short Description
Diet: central Mexican Pacific (data base: 268 stomachs were analyzed): Crustaceans were the main food item of this species. During period T1 (the warm period, extends from july to december), two main categories were identified: Processidae (77.68% IRI) and Ogyriididae (18.85% IRI). These same two categories were also identified during period T2 (the cold period extends from January to June) but with different proportions: Processidae with 52.38% and Ogyriididae with 44.52% IRI. [13684]

Eastern Central Pacific: central America. Source: www.gbif.org

Size / Weight / Age
28.8 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 9265))

demersal; marine

shark-references Species-ID=7476;

Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)
  • Anaporrhutum mundae Santoro, López-Verdejo, Angulo, Rojas, Cortés, Pacheco-Chaves & Solano-Barquero, 2024 [32809]