Urobatis maculatus

Garman, 1913

Spotted round ray
Classification: Elasmobranchii Myliobatiformes Urotrygonidae

Reference of the original description
Garman, S. (1913)
The Plagiostomia (Sharks, Skates and Rays). Memoirs of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard College, 36, 1–528

Image of the original description
No image in first description.

Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Urobatis aff. maculatus, Urobatis cf. maculatus, Urolophus maculatus

Urobatis maculatus
Holotype: MCZ: 1003-S

Description :

Citation: Urobatis maculatus Garman, 1913: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 07/2024

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Common names
spa Raya manchada, spa Raya redonda de Cortés, spa Raya redonda manchada, fra \(T\) Raie ronde tachetée, eng Cortez round stingray, eng Cortez stingray, eng Spotted round ray

Eastern Central Pacific: southern Baja California, Mexico and the Gulf of California. Source: www.gbif.org

Ovoviviparous. Found on shallow sand and mud bottoms, in sea grass beds, near rocky reefs, and in bays. Feeds on worms and amphipods during the day.

Size / Weight / Age
42.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 9265))

demersal; marine; depth range 17 - 20 m [1658]

shark-references Species-ID=7398;

Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)
  • Anaporrhutum euzeti Curran, Blend & Overstreet, 2003 [23771]
  • Pleorchis magniporus Arai, 1963 [23771]
  • Probolitrema richiardii (López, 1888) [23771]