The Coastal Stingaree (Urolophus orarius) is a grey-brown rounded critter with dark markings that almost look like a marbled effect most people are loving on their cakes lately. They have a short tail that sports a spear-shaped caudal fin and an IN YOUR FACE venomous spine. #Finfact: The Coastal Stingaree has no dorsal fin.
Endemic to the South Australia region, you can find them in inshore areas up to 50 metres deep that are predominantly sandy or, as seen about, full of shells. Here, they hunt for their favourite food: crustaceans! But the hunter often becomes hunted, as they are caught as bycatch in commercial trawling fisheries.
Reaching a maximum size of about 31 cm total length (TL), they are listed as Endangered (EN) by the IUCN.
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