Elasmobranchii (sharks and rays) > Myliobatiformes
(Stingrays) > Urotrygonidae
(American round stingrays)
Etymology: Urobatis: Greek,oura = tail + Greek, batis, batidos = a ray (Raja sp.) (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; brackish; demersal. Tropical
Eastern Central Pacific: from northern Peru to Colombia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - 30 cm
Max length : 34.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 111131)
Occurs in coastal shallow water in estuaries, mangrove swamps and to at least 20 m depth (Ref. 114953).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Compagno, L.J.V., 1999. Checklist of living elasmobranchs. p. 471-498. In W.C. Hamlett (ed.) Sharks, skates, and rays: the biology of elasmobranch fishes. Johns Hopkins University Press, Maryland. (Ref. 35766)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.5078 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01698 (0.00803 - 0.03592), b=3.12 (2.93 - 3.31), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.3 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Assuming fecundity<100).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (25 of 100).
Nutrients (Ref. 124155
): Calcium = 30.6 [4.4, 596.5] mg/100g ; Iron = 0.775 [0.073, 9.059] mg/100g ; Protein = 19.6 [14.3, 24.8] % ; Omega3 = 0.148 [0.043, 0.469] g/100g ; Selenium = 31.6 [5.9, 155.4] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 16.7 [1.3, 176.0] μg/100g ; Zinc = 1.35 [0.09, 15.70] mg/100g (wet weight);