Urolophus neocaledoniensis Séret & Last, 2003
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Family:  Urolophidae (Round rays)
Max. size:  36.6 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathydemersal; depth range 229 - 428 m
Distribution:  Western Central Pacific: New Caledonia (including the Chesterfield Islands) and the northern part of the Norfolk Ridge.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 0-0; Vertebrae: 144-153. Subcircular disc, width less than 70% total length; medium head (ventral length exceeding 30% total length) and snout (length to eye less than about 16% total length); broad, cartilaginous interorbit exceeding 4% total length; internasal flap skirt-shaped, diverging slightly; no broad lobes on posterolateral border of nostrils; inner margin of spiracle oblique; lateral tail folds absent or rudimentary; no dorsal fin; apices of pelvic fins rounded; 7-10 oral papillae along a 'W' line on mouth floor; 95-102 pectoral fin radials; total vertebrae rarely exceeding 150; dorsal surface greyish brown (Ref. 51067).
Biology:  Inhabits the continental slope (Ref. 51067).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 20 June 2017 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 05.05.04

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