Urolophus aurantiacus

Müller & Henle, 1841

Sepia stingray
Classification: Elasmobranchii Myliobatiformes Urolophidae

Reference of the original description
Müller, J. & Henle, F.G.J. (1841)
Systematische Beschreibung der Plagiostomen. Berlin, Veit, pp. 1–200

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Urolophus aurantiacus Müller & Henle, 1841

Urolophus aurantiacus
Syntype: MNHN: 2603; MNHN: 2602; MNHN: 2352; ZMB: 7584

Description :

Citation: Urolophus aurantiacus Müller & Henle, 1841: 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
eng Sepia stingray

Northwest Pacific: Japan and the Ryukyu Islands to the East China Sea. Source: www.gbif.org

Male grasps pectoral fin of female then mounts on rear margin of female"quot;s dorsum during copulation. Copulation reported to last up to 14 minutes. Inhabits sandy areas in coastal waters. A carnivore [17641].

Size / Weight / Age
40.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; [1658])

demersal; marine

shark-references Species-ID=7420;

Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)
  • Gnathia trimaculata Coetzee, Smit, Grutter & Davies, 2009 [17188]