Urolophus piperatus Séret & Last, 2003
Coral sea stingaree
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Family:  Urolophidae (Round rays)
Max. size:  48.4 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathydemersal; marine; depth range 171 - 370 m
Distribution:  Western Central Pacific: northern Queensland, Australia.
Diagnosis:  Vertebrae: 146-156. Weakly rhomboidal disc, width 66.7-70.0% total length; rather long tail, postcoacal length 45.3-47.7% total length; medium snout (preorbital length 13.3-16.3% total length); broad, cartilaginous interorbit 3.8-4.6% total length; internasal flap skirt-shaped, diverging slightly; posterior angle of nasal curtain with a short, pointed lobe; inner margin of spiracle oblique; no tail fold; small dorsal fin; apices of pelvic fins angular; 7-9 oral papillae; 98-108 pectoral fin radials; 32-35 tooth rows in upper jaw; dorsal surface pale brown to grey, often with fine black spots (Ref. 51067).
Biology: 
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 06 August 2018 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 05.05.04

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