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Genus: Urotrygon, Longtail Round Rays, Longtail Round Stingrays

All Families:   All Genera:   All Species:

tail > disc
C: top lobe - height < 1/6 length, not joining bottom lobe



Greatly flattened disc widely oval to rounded; pectoral fins are continuous around the sides of the head; snout rounded, angular to pointed; eyes and spiracle on top of head; nostrils (with a curtain between them an mouth), mouth and gill slits on underside; floor of mouth with fleshy papillae; jaw teeth are small, numerous, in bands; tail slender, longer than length of disc, with a large venomous spine; tail fin an elongate oval, upper lobe low (height < 1/6 of length), not with confluent upper and lower lobes; no dorsal fin; skin on upper surface smooth or with denticles and thorns.

A tropical and temperate genus of 13 species, that occurs in eastern Pacific and Atlantic ocean. There is one species endemic to our region.