Urolophus deforgesi Séret & Last, 2003
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Family:  Urolophidae (Round rays)
Max. size:  34.2 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathydemersal; marine; depth range 203 - 330 m
Distribution:  Western Central Pacific: Chesterfield Islands.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 0-0; Vertebrae: 151-157. Weakly rhomboidal disc, width less than 70% total length; rather long tail, postcoacal length more than 75% of disc length; short head (ventral length mostly less than 30% total length) and snout (length to eye less than 15% total length); narrow, cartilaginous interorbit less than 4% total length; internasal flap greatly expanded posteriorly; no broad lobes on posterolateral border of nostrils; inner margin of spiracle oblique; no lateral tail folds; no dorsal fin; apices of pelvic fins rounded; 7-8 oral papillae arranged along a 'W' line on mouth floor; 96-102 pectoral fin radials; total vertebrae more than 150; dorsal surface uniform yellowish brown (Ref. 51067).
Biology:  Inhabits the continental slope (Ref. 51067).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 20 June 2017 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:  Type locality: Chesterfield Islands (Ref. 51067).

Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 05.05.04

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