Animal Species:Banded Stingaree, Urolophus cruciatus (Lacépède, 1804)
The Banded Stingaree is an Australian endemic. It can be recognised by its distinctive colouration.
The species has an obvious pattern of dark stripes and cross bars.
It grows to about 50 cm in length.
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.
It is a coastal species.
- 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.
- 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