Banded Stingaree

Urolophus cruciatus (Lacépède, 1804)

Body flattened, disc-like with a short tapering tail, a single prominent serrated spine, a short cauda fin and no dorsal fin. Greyish to yellowish-brown above with a dark median stripe and a pattern of dark bars, stripes and blotches. The dusky background and contrasting, distinctively darker markings on the upper surface of the Banded Stingaree distinguish this species from other stingarees in the area.

Warning: The tail features a single venomous spine

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What habitats does Urolophus cruciatus live in?

Sandy bottoms in bays and coastal waters from the intertidal zone to a depth of around 210m

What is the distribution of Urolophus cruciatus?

South-eastern Australia from SA to NSW including around Tasmania

How big does Urolophus cruciatus grow?

Can grow to around 50cm long

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