Animal Species:Banded Stingaree, Urolophus cruciatus (Lacépède, 1804)

The Banded Stingaree is an Australian endemic. It can be recognised by its distinctive colouration.

Banded Stingaree, Urolophus cruciatus

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Standard Common Name

Banded Stingaree

Alternative Name/s

Crossback Stingaree

Identification

The species has an obvious pattern of dark stripes and cross bars.

Size range

It grows to about 50 cm in length.

Distribution

The species occurs along the south-eastern Australian coast from southern New South Wales to eastern South Australia including Tasmania.

The map below shows the Australian distribution of the species based on public sightings and specimens in Australian Museums. Click on the map for detailed information.  Source: Atlas of Living Australia.

Urolophus cruciatus

Habitat

It is a coastal species.

Classification

Species:
cruciatus
Genus:
Urolophus
Family:
Urolophidae
Order:
Myliobatiformes
Class:
Chondrichthyes
Subphylum:
Vertebrata
Phylum:
Chordata
Kingdom:
Animalia

What does this mean?

References

  1.  Hoese, D.F., Bray, D.J., Paxton, J.R. & G.R. Allen. 2006. Fishes. In Beesley, P.L. & A. Wells. (eds) Zoological Catalogue of Australia. Volume 35. ABRS & CSIRO Publishing: Australia. parts 1-3, pages 1-2178.
  2. Last, P.R. & J.D. Stevens. 2009. Sharks and Rays of Australia. Edition 2. CSIRO. Pp. 644, Pl. 1-91.


Mark McGrouther , Collection Manager, Ichthyology
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