Coastal stingaree

As with more common rays, the body of this species is flat and disc-shaped, with pectoral fins that broadly expanded and fixed with the head and trunk.

The Coastal stingaree lives in the demersal, marine, depth range 20 - 50 m environment.

The Coastal stingaree is classified as Endangered (EN), considered to be facing a very high risk of extinction in the wild.

The coastal stingaree is a species of round ray that is endemic to the waters of Southern Australia. It is not often seen in the wild. More

water record of the Coastal Stingaree, this endemic ray is listed under the IUCN Red List as an endangered species. Divers also encountered “rafting” young of a South Australian seahorse, the species identity of which is currently under review. More

The coastal stingaree is greyish-brown with dark mottling on its upper surface and paler underneath (3). More

The coastal stingaree is a rare endemic of southern Australian waters and is seldom seen in the wild (3). As with most rays, the body of this species is flattened and disc-shaped, with the pectoral fins broadly expanded and fused with the head and trunk. More

Common names

Coastal stingaree in English
Kustdoornrog in Dutch (Nederlands)
海滨扁魟 in Mandarin Chinese
海濱扁魟 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Rajiformes
Family : Urolophidae
Genus : Urolophus
Species : Urolophus orarius
Authority : Last and Gomon, 1987