Urolophus javanicus (Martens, 1864)

Java stingaree



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Trygonoptera javanica Martens, 1864 (protonym)


Conservation Status


Last record: mid-1800's (pre-1865)

IUCN RedList assessment: Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct)


Only known from the holotype collected in the mid-19th century (1864 or before).



Java, Indonesia


Biology & Ecology




Holotype only






Original scientific description:

Martens, Eduard von (1864). Über eine neue Art von Rochen, Trygonoptera javanica. Monatsberichte der Akademie der Wissenschaft zu Berlin. 1864: 260-264.

Other references:

Kyne, P.M., Dharmadi, Fahmi, White, W.T., Last, P.R., Booth, H. & Finucci, B. 2021. Urolophus javanicus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2021: e.T60095A115736886. Accessed on 24 July 2022.

Last, P. R. and Compagno, L. J. V. (1999). Urlophidae. Stingarees. In: K.E. Carpenter and V.H. Niem (eds). FAO Secies Identification Guide for Fishery Purposes. The living marine resources of the Western Central Pacific. Volume 3. Batoid fishes, chimaeras and bony fishes part 1 (Elopidae to Linophyrnidae). pp 1469-1476. FAO, Rome.

Last, P. R. and Marshall, L. J. (2006). Urolophus javanicus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T60095A12247760. Downloaded on 09 June 2018.

Paepke, H.J. and Schmidt, K. (1988). Kritischer katalog der typen der fischsammlung des Zoologischen Museums Berlin. Mitteilungen des Zoologischen Museums Berlin 64(1): 155-189.

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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