Urolophus papilio Séret & Last, 2003
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Family:  Urolophidae (Round rays)
Max. size:  31.3 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathydemersal; depth range - 330 m
Distribution:  Western Central Pacific: Chesterfield Islands.
Diagnosis:  Vertebrae: 147-153. Broad disc, width exceeding 70% total length; short tail, postcoacal length less than three-quarters of disc length; long snout, exceeding 17% total length; broad, rectangular internasal flap, width subequal to interspace between 5th gill slits; inner margin of spiracle parallel to longitudinal axis; tail folds rudimentary or absent; small dorsal fin; apices of pelvic fins rounded; single row of 10-13 oral papillae; no broad lobes on posterolateral border of nostrils; 104-110 pectoral fin radials; dorsal surface uniform yellowish brown (Ref. 51067).
Biology:  Inhabits the continental slope (Ref. 51067). Adult size unknown (Ref. 51067). Minimum depth from Ref. 58018.
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
Modified by: Ortañez, Auda Kareen - 22.07.08

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