IUCN threat status:

Vulnerable (VU)

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  Common names: roundray (English), raya-redonda (Espanol)
Urotrygon reticulata  Miyake & McEachran, 1988

Reticulated roundray

Disc oval-shaped, front-side margins nearly straight; snout pointed, but not forming projection;  tail greater than one-half of TL; tail fin robust and of equal height over most of length, its tip rounded; denticles in adults dense on snout and in front of eyes, sparse on back behind eyes and over mid-portion of gut cavity, in two or three rows around inner and outer edges of spiracles, absent from tail; no thorns on body or tail.

Tan with dark brown to blackish vermiculations covering entire upper surface .

Size: largest specimen, 24.1 cm TL (disc width 13 cm).

Habitat: sandy bottom.

Depth: 2-15 m.

Costa Rica to northern Peru.


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