Elasmobranchii (sharks and rays) > Myliobatiformes
(Stingrays) > Urolophidae
Etymology: Trygonoptera: Greek, trygon = a sting ray + Greek, pteron = wing, fin (Ref. 45335); imitata: Name from Latin 'imitor', to copy or mimic, refers to its similarity to Trygonoptera mucosa and T. testacea in general appearance resulting in confusion over their identities..
More on authors: Yearsley, Last & Gomon.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; benthopelagic; depth range ? - 120 m (Ref. 76956). Temperate
Southern Oceans: Australia.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm 47.5, range 45 - 48.2 cm
Max length : 68.9 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 76956); 79.3 cm TL (female)
Inhabits bays and coastal waters from close inshore near beaches to depths of at least
120 m (Ref. 76956).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Yearsley, G.K., P.R. Last and M.F. Gomon, 2008. Trygonoptera imitata sp. Nov., a new stingaree (Myliobatoidei: Urolophidae) from Southeastern Australia. pp. 261-267. In P.R. Last, W.T. White and J.J. Pogonoski (eds). Descriptions of new Australian chondrichthyans. CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research Paper no. 22. 365 p. (Ref. 76956)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
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