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Urobatis halleri
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Urobatis halleri

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Urobatis halleri
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Urobatis halleri
Urobatis tumbesensis
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Urobatis tumbesensis

Urobatis tumbesensis
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Urobatis tumbesensis
Urobatis halleri
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Urobatis halleri

Urobatis halleri
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Urobatis halleri
Urobatis halleri
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Urobatis halleri

Urobatis concentricus
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Urobatis concentricus
Urobatis concentricus
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Urobatis concentricus

Urobatis concentricus
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Urobatis concentricus
Urobatis maculatus
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Urobatis maculatus

Urobatis
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Urobatis
Kinds
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Overview
Main identification features
  • disc rounded
  • tail~body length, with 1 spine
  • top lobe c: height ~1/4 length
  • top and bottom lobes tail fin continuous
UROBATIS

SHORTTAIL ROUND RAYS

Rays with an oval or almost circular disc; pectorals completely continuous with sides of head; tail slender, length equal to or less than length of disc, with a large venomous spine; tail with confluent dorsal and ventral fin lobes, dorsal lobe relatively high (height =1/4 of length).

This tropical to subtropical genus is restricted to the new world. It has five species, four of which occur in the Pacific and are endemic to our region.


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