Potamotrygon leopoldi

CASTEX & CASTELLO, 1970


White-blotched river stingray
Classification: Elasmobranchii Rajiformes Potamotrygonidae

Reference of the original description
CASTEX, M.N. & CASTELLO, H.P. (1970)
Potamotrygon leopoldi, a new species of freshwater sting-ray for the Xingú River, Brazil (Chondrichthyes, Potamotrygonidae). Acta Scientifica, Universidad del Salvador, 10: 1–16

Image of the original description
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Types
Potamotrygon leopoldi
Holotype: IRSNB: 475;


Description :


Citation: Potamotrygon leopoldi CASTEX & CASTELLO, 1970: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 12/2018

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Potamotrygon leopoldi CASTEX & CASTELLO, 1970 from: Brazil: Pará: rio Xingu (Volta Grande), Cachoeira do Jericoá, ca. 55 km east-southeast of Altamira, 62 m elevation 03°21'54.2''S, 051°44'02.5''W, 13 Oct 2012; © Mark Sabaj Pérez (iXingu Project, NSF DEB-1257813)
Common names
deu \(T\) Leopolds Stachelrochen, eng White-blotched river stingray, eng Xingu River Ray, por Arraia, por Raia

Distribution
South America: Xingu River basin (Xingu and Fresco rivers). Source: www.gbif.org

Human uses
aquarium: public aquariums

Size / Weight / Age
40.0 cm WD (male/unsexed; (Ref. 36687))

Habitat
benthopelagic; freshwater; pH range: 6.0 - 6.8

Remarks
shark-references Species-ID=4954;

Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)
Monogenea
  • Potamotrygonocotyle chisholmae DOMINGUES & MARQUES, 2007 [14549] [22565]
  • Potamotrygonocotyle dromedarius DOMINGUES & MARQUES, 2007 [14549] [22565]

Cestoda
  • Potamotrygonocestus fitzgeraldae MARQUES, BROOKS & ARAUJO, 2003 [16355] [25154]
  • Rhinebothrium copianullum REYDA, 2008 [13826] [25154]
  • Rhinebothroides freitasi (REGO, 1979) BROOKS, MAYES & THORSON, 1981 [16917] [25154]