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Urotrygon
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Urotrygon rogersi
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Urotrygon rogersi

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Urotrygon rogersi
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Urotrygon rogersi
Urotrygon rogersi
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Urotrygon rogersi

Urotrygon rogersi
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Urotrygon rogersi
Urotrygon aspidura
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Urotrygon aspidura

Urotrygon aspidura
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Urotrygon aspidura
Urotrygon munda
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Urotrygon munda

Urotrygon chilensis
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Urotrygon chilensis
Urotrygon chilensis
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Urotrygon chilensis

Urotrygon chilensis
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Urotrygon chilensis
Urotrygon nana
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Urotrygon nana

Urotrygon nana
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Urotrygon nana
Urotrygon nana
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Urotrygon nana

Urotrygon nana
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Urotrygon nana
Urotrygon nana
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Urotrygon nana

Urotrygon
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Urotrygon
Kinds
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Overview
Main identification features
  • disc oval
  • tail greater than body length, with 1 spine
  • top lobe c: height less than 1/6 length
  • c: top and bottom lobes not joined
UROTRYGON

LONGTAIL ROUND RAYS

Disc elongate oval; pectorals continuous around head; tail slender; 1 large venomous spine on tail; no dorsal fins; tail length greater than disc length; tail fin an elongate oval, upper lobe low (height < 1/6 its length) upper and lower lobes not confluent.

A tropical and temperate genus of 10 species, that occurs in eastern Pacific and Atlantic ocean. There are 8 species that are endemic to our region.


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