Mitotic Stingaree, Urolophus mitosis Last & Gomon 1987

Other Names: Blotched Stingaree

Mitotic Stingaree, Urolophus mitosis. Source: Australian National Fish Collection, CSIRO. License: CC by Attribution-NonCommercial

A small endemic stingaree known only from off Port Hedland, Western Australia. The Mitotic Stingaree is pale green, becoming reddish towards the disc margins, with several large, variable, pale blue, evenly-spaced blotches that are outlined and filled with tiny spots. 

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Mitotic Stingaree, Urolophus mitosis Last & Gomon 1987


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Quick Facts

CAAB Code:37038011

Conservation:IUCN Least Concern

Danger:Venomous spine on tail

Depth:about 200 m

Habitat:Soft bottoms

Max Size:29 cm TL


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