Urolophus javanicus (Martens, 1864)

Java stingaree



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

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


Conservation Status

Extinct (Constance et al., 2023)

Last (and only) record: July 1862 (Constance et al., 2023)

IUCN RedList assessment: Extinct


Only known from the holotype collected from a fish market in Jakarta, Indonesia in July 1862 (Constance et al., 2023).



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:

Constance, J., Ebert, D.A., Fahmi, Finucci, B., Simeon, B. & Kyne, P.M. 2023. Urolophus javanicus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2023: e.T60095A229337053. Accessed on 22 January 2024.

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.

Last, P., White, W., de Carvalho, M., Séret, B., Stehmann, M. and Naylor, G. 2016. Rays of the World. CSIRO Publishing, Clayton.

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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