Urolophus cruciatus (Lacepède, 1804)
Banded stingaree
Urolophus cruciatus
photo by Günther, A.C.L.G.

Family:  Urolophidae (Round rays)
Max. size:  50 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; brackish; marine; depth range - 160 m
Distribution:  Eastern Indian Ocean: southern Australia.
Biology:  Inhabits inshore waters, preferably muddy bottoms in the mouths of estuaries and in bays. Also found in rocky reefs (Ref. 12951). Feeds on crustaceans, mollusks, and worms (Ref. 12951). An inactive fish, lying concealed beneath the substrate where it is accidentally disturbed by divers and swimmers.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 06 August 2018 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  venomous
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 17.05.96
Modified by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 06.06.17

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