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Urolophus kapalensis  Yearsley & Last, 2006

Kapala stingaree
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Elasmobranchii (sharks and rays) > Myliobatiformes (Stingrays) > Urolophidae (Round rays)
Etymology: Urolophus: Greek, oura = tail + Greek, lophos = crest (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Last.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; benthopelagic; depth range 9 - 79 m (Ref. 75595).   Subtropical; 27°S - 37°S, 150°E - 153°E (Ref. 75595)

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Southwest Pacific: New South Wales, Australia.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - 30.9 cm
Max length : 43.3 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 75595); 52.1 cm TL (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

This medium-sized species which lacks broad lobes on posterolateral border of nostrils, has the following set of characters: disc subcircular to weakly rhomboidal, width less than 62% TL; internasal flap bell-shaped; tail with well-developed lateral cutaneous folds; stinging spine long, 12-15% TL; dorsal fin low but prominent, free-rear tip over spine origin; total vertebrae 156-170; pre-spine vertebrae 86-95; dorsal surface of disc greenish, paler laterally; usually with dark suborbital blotch and V-shaped interorbital bar (Ref. 75595).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Yearsley, G.K. and P.R. Last, 2006. Urolophus kapalensis sp. nov., a new stingree (Myliobatiformes: Urolophidae) off eastern Australia. Zootaxa (1176):41-52. (Ref. 75595)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.5   ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  High to very high vulnerability (68 of 100) .