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Class: Elasmobranchii
Order: Myliobatiformes
Family: Urolophidae Round rays

Genus: Urolophus

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Urolophus aurantiacus Sepia stingray Northwest Pacific 40 TL 1841
Urolophus bucculentus Sandyback stingaree Eastern Indian Ocean to W 80 TL 1884
Urolophus circularis Circular stingaree Eastern Indian Ocean 60 TL 1966
Urolophus cruciatus Banded stingaree Eastern Indian Ocean 50 TL 1804
Urolophus deforgesi Western Central Pacific 34.2 TL 2003
Urolophus expansus Wide stingaree Eastern Indian Ocean 47 TL 1916
Urolophus flavomosaicus Patchwork stingaree Indo-West Pacific 59 TL 1987
Urolophus gigas Spotted stingaree Eastern Indian Ocean 70 TL 1954
Urolophus javanicus Java stingaree Eastern Indian Ocean 1864
Urolophus kaianus Kai stingaree Western Central Pacific 23 TL 1880
Urolophus kapalensis Kapala stingaree Southwest Pacific 52.1 TL 2006
Urolophus lobatus Lobed stingaree Eastern Indian Ocean 38 TL 1966
Urolophus mitosis Mitotic stingaree Eastern Indian Ocean 29 TL 1987
Urolophus neocaledoniensis Western Central Pacific 36.6 TL 2003
Urolophus orarius Coastal stingaree Eastern Indian Ocean 31 TL 1987
Urolophus papilio Western Central Pacific 31.3 TL 2003
Urolophus paucimaculatus Sparsely-spotted stingaree Eastern Indian Ocean 57 TL 1969
Urolophus piperatus Coral sea stingaree Western Central Pacific 48.4 TL 2003
Urolophus sufflavus Yellowback stingaree Southwest Pacific 42 TL 1929
Urolophus viridis Greenback stingaree Indo-West Pacific 44 TL 1916
Urolophus westraliensis Brown stingaree Eastern Indian Ocean 36 TL 1987



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