Urolophus armatus Müller & Henle, 1841

New Ireland stingray



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Only known from the juvenile holotype collected in the 1820's (1822-1825).

IUCN RedList assessment: Data Deficient (2006)


There have been no records of the species since the holotype was collected. It is extremely rare and possibly extinct, although fishing pressure seems almost non-existent in the reported area of collection. It is perhaps better treated as a naturally rare species with an extremely limited natural distribution.



New Ireland, Bismark Archipelago, Papua New Guinea





Holotype only.






Last, P.R. & Marshall, L.J. 2006. Urolophus armatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T60086A12237400. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2006.RLTS.T60086A12237400.en. Downloaded on 09 June 2018.

Séret, B. and Last, P. 2003. Description of four new stingarees of the Genus Urolophus (Batiodea: Urolophidae) from the Coral Sea, south-west Pacific. Cybium 27: 307-320.

White, W.T., Platell, M.E., and Potter, I.C. 2001. Relationship between reproductive biology and age composition and growth in Urolophus lobatus (Batoidea: Urolophidae). Marine Biology 138: 135-147.



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