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Species presence
 Recorded In Australia
 Marine Habitats
Conservation status
IUCNLeast Concern

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    Source: Australian National Fish Collection Images
    Image by: Australian National Fish Collection, CSIRO
    Rights: Australian National Fish Collection, CSIRO, Image enhancement funded by CSIRO/FRDC


The crossback stingaree's pectoral fin disc is slightly wider than long and oval in shape, with the anterior margins nearly straight and converging at a very obtuse angle. The snout is fleshy and blunt, generally not protruding from the disc. The eyes are small and immediately followed by teardrop-shaped spiracles , which have rounded to angular posterior rims. ... source: Wikipedia

Online resources

Australian National Fish Collection Images
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Encyclopedia of Life
Port Phillip Marine Life
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Reef Life Survey Images
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Species Lists

Museums Field Guide apps species profiles – vertebrates
Brief description: Disc almost circular to oval, greyish to yellowish-brown with distinctive dark markings including a dark stripe along the midback and mask-like markings around the eyes; tail with a venomous spine.
Description : 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. Maximun total length 50 cm.
Biology : Like most rays, the Banded Stingaree feeds on invertebrates. It is usually inactive during the day, often remaining partially buried.
Habitat: Sandy bottoms in bays and coastal waters, to depth of 160 m.
Native status: Native to Australia
Diet: Carnivore
Dangerous: Venomous spines.
Distribution: South-eastern Australia.
Habitat types: Marine
Depth: Deep (>30m)
Water column: On or near seafloor
Commercial species: False
Author credit: Dianne J. Bray, Dr Martin F. Gomon / Museum Victoria

Names and sources

Accepted name Source
Urolophus cruciatus


Synonyms Source
Raja cruciata Lacépède, 1804 Lacépède, 1804 Lacépède, 1804
Published in: Lacépède, B.G.E. 1804. Mémoire sur plusieurs animaux de la Nouvelle-Hollande dont la description n'a pas encore été publiée. Ann. Mus. Natl Hist. Nat. Paris Vol. 4 pp. 184-211 pls 55-58
Urolophus ephippiatus Richardson, 1845 Richardson, 1845 Richardson, 1845
Published in: Richardson, J.. Ichthyology. The Zoology of the Voyage of H.M.S. Erebus and Terror under the Command of Captain Sir James Clark Ross, R.N., F.R.S., during the years 1839–43 Vol. 2 pp. 139 pls 1-60 pp. 17-52 pls 7-8 (parts), 11-30

Common Names

Common name Source
Banded Stingaree
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Cross-back Stingaree
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Cross-backed Stingaree
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Crossback Stingaree
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Crossbacked Stingaree
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Working classification

Urolophus cruciatus  Recorded in Australia

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