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  Common names: stingray (English), roundray (English), raya-redonda (Espanol)
Urotrygon aspidura (Jordan & Gilbert, 1882)

Panamic stingray,     Spinytail roundray,     Roughtail roundray

Disc oval, somewhat broader than long; front-side margins of disc nearly straight; tip of snout pointed, usually well projecting; eyes small (12.5% of snout length); pelvic fins with straight rear edge; tail length a little greater than disc length; tail fin relatively rounded and narrow, its dorsal and ventral lobes not united; small weak denticles sparsely covering disc and tai;  row of ~ 6 large thorns on top midline of tail.

Upper surface grey-brown in center shading to pinkish brown around disc edges; underside white center, pinkish brown edges.

Size: attains at least 50 cm (disc width 23 cm).

Habitat: sandy and muddy bottoms.

Depth: 5-100 m.

Southern Baja California to the Gulf of California to Peru.   


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