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Whipray Circuit

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Name Whipray
Type Designation Circuit
Place Id 25030
Place Type Road
Status Registered
Date Registered 17 January 2022
Locality / Suburb  
Local Government Area  
  Darwin City Council
History/Origin Named after the Urogymnus acanthobothrium, or Mumburarr whipray, a large stingray first discovered in 1999 in the Arafura Sea and later identified in tidal waters in the Top End, Kimberley and Gulf of Papua (Papua New Guinea). The Mumburarr whipray is one of the largest known stingrays at about 1.6 metres in width and is found in both brackish and marine waters.

Mumburarr is the Limilngan language word for stingray.

Register & Gazettal information

Date Gazettal Comment
17/01/2022 Plan S2021/085
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