Potamotrygon constellata

(Vaillant, 1880)


Thorny river stingray
Classification: Elasmobranchii Myliobatiformes Potamotrygonidae

Reference of the original description
Vaillant, L.L. (1880)
Sur les raies recueillies dans l'Amazone par M. le Dr. Jobert. Bulletin de la Société philomathique de Paris,(7th Série), 4: 251–252

Image of the original description
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Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Potamotrygon cf. constellata, Potamotrygon circularis, Taeniura constellata

Types
Potamotrygon constellata
Holotype: MNHN: A-1010
Potamotrygon circularis
Syntype: MCZ: 295-S Coari MCZ: MCZ 291-S Tefé


Description :


Citation: Potamotrygon constellata (Vaillant, 1880): In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 12/2021

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

Distribution
South America: Amazon and Solimões River basin. Source: www.gbif.org

Human uses
fisheries: minor commercial

Size / Weight / Age
62.0 cm WD (male/unsexed; (Ref. 36687)); max. published weight: 10,000 g [20204]

Habitat
benthopelagic; potamodromous [17660]; freshwater

Remarks
shark-references Species-ID=4943;

Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)
Monogenea
Cestoda
Nematoda
  • Echinocephalus daileyi Deardorff, Brooks & Thorson, 1981 [16913] [22567]