Urotrygonidae

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Urotrygonidae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Subclass: Elasmobranchii
Order: Myliobatiformes
Family: Urotrygonidae
McEachran, Dunn & Miyake, 1996
Genera[1]

Urotrygonidae is a family of rays in the order Myliobatiformes, commonly referred to as the American round stingrays or round rays. They are native to the tropical and warm temperate marine waters of the Americas. The two genera in this family were formerly placed within the family Urolophidae, whose species are now restricted to the Indo-Pacific. They have a round pectoral fin disk, a slender tail with a caudal fin, no dorsal fins, and a venomous tail spine.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2013). "Urotrygonidae" in FishBase. April 2013 version.