Potamotrygon constellata

(VAILLANT, 1880)


Thorny river stingray
Classification: Elasmobranchii Rajiformes 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

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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 07/2019

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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]