Urolophus kapalensis Yearsley & Last, 2006
Kapala stingaree
photo by Murch, A.

Family:  Urolophidae (Round rays)
Max. size:  43.3 cm TL (male/unsexed); 52.1 cm TL (female)
Environment:  benthopelagic; marine; depth range 9 - 79 m
Distribution:  Southwest Pacific: New South Wales, Australia.
Diagnosis:  This medium-sized species which lacks broad lobes on posterolateral border of nostrils, has the following set of characters: disc subcircular to weakly rhomboidal, width less than 62% TL; internasal flap bell-shaped; tail with well-developed lateral cutaneous folds; stinging spine long, 12-15% TL; dorsal fin low but prominent, free-rear tip over spine origin; total vertebrae 156-170; pre-spine vertebrae 86-95; dorsal surface of disc greenish, paler laterally; usually with dark suborbital blotch and V-shaped interorbital bar (Ref. 75595).
Biology: 
IUCN Red List Status: Near Threatened (NT); Date assessed: 06 August 2018 (A2d) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 02.05.08

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