Potamotrygon scobina

GARMAN, 1913

Raspy river stingray
Classification: Elasmobranchii Rajiformes Potamotrygonidae

Reference of the original description
GARMAN, S. (1913)
The Plagiostomia (Sharks, Skates and Rays). Memoirs of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard College, 36: 528 p., 77 pl.

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Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Potamotrygon cf. scobina

Potamotrygon scobina
Holotype: MCZ: 602-S

Description :

Citation: Potamotrygon scobina GARMAN, 1913: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 02/2017

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Common names
eng Raspy river stingray, por Arraia, por Raia

South America: Middle and lower Amazon River, lower Tocantins River, Pará River, Trombetas River. Source: www.gbif.org

Human uses
fisheries: minor commercial

Fecundity: 1-4 pups; gestation takes 3-4 months (Ref. 52199).

Size / Weight / Age
45.0 cm DL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 36687)); max. published weight: 15.0 kg [20204]

benthopelagic; potamodromous [17660]; freshwater

Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)
  • Potamotrygonocestus amazonensis MAYES, BROOKS & THORSON, 1981 [16355]
  • Rhinebothrium jaimei MARQUES & REYDA, 2015 [23231]
  • Rhinebothroides freitasi (REGO, 1979) BROOKS, MAYES & THORSON, 1981 [16917]
  • Rhinebothroides glandularis BROOKS, MAYES & THORSON, 1981 [16917]

  • Ergasilus trygonophilus DOMINGUES & MARQUES, 2010 [14716]

  • Paracanthopoma sp. [23228]
  • Vandellia beccarii DI CAPORIACCO, 1935 [23228]