Urotrygon chilensis (Günther, 1872)
Blotched stingray
Urotrygon chilensis
photo by Béarez, P.

Family:  Urotrygonidae (American round stingrays)
Max. size:  41.9 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range 1 - 60 m
Distribution:  Eastern Pacific: Gulf of California to Peru and Chile.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Found on soft bottoms of shallow water (Ref. 9265). Feeds mainly on small crustaceans, mollusks, polychaete worms and fishes (Ref. 37955).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 30 April 2004 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  venomous
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Luna, Susan M. - 13.08.93
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 22.08.14
Checked by: Froese, Rainer - 03.06.95

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