Urotrygon venezuelae

SCHULTZ, 1949


Venezuela round stingray
Classification: Elasmobranchii Myliobatiformes Urotrygonidae

Reference of the original description
SCHULTZ, L.P. (1949)
A further contribution to the ichthyology of Venezuela. Proceedings of the United States National Museum, 99 (3235): 1–211, Pls. 1–3

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Types
Urotrygon venezuelae
Holotype: USNM: 121966


Description :


Citation: Urotrygon venezuelae SCHULTZ, 1949: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 02/2019

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Common names
eng Venezuela round stingray

Short Description
Prickly back with a median row of slightly larger spines from the nuchal region rearward along disc and anterior part of tail. Wide disc and tail long. Plain greyish above, without markings, cream colored below [199].

Distribution
Western Central Atlantic: Gulf of Venezuela. Source: www.gbif.org

Size / Weight / Age
25.5 cm TL (male/unsexed; [199])

Habitat
demersal; marine

Remarks
shark-references Species-ID=7484;

Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)
Cestoda
  • Acanthobothrium urotrygoni BROOKS & MAYES, 1980 [16266] [25154]
  • Scalithrium magniphallum (BROOKS, 1977) BALL, NEIFAR & EUZET, 2003 [16266] [25154]