Potamotrygon motoro

(MÜLLER & HENLE, 1841)


Ocellate river stingray
Classification: Elasmobranchii Myliobatiformes Potamotrygonidae

Reference of the original description
MÜLLER, J. & HENLE, F.G.J. (1841)
Systematische Beschreibung der Plagiostomen. Berlin, Veit, pp. 1–200

Image of the original description
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Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Ellipesurus motoro, Paratrygon laticeps, Paratrygon motoro, Potamotrygon aff. motoro, Potamotrygon alba, Potamotrygon cf. motoro, Potamotrygon labradori, Potamotrygon laticeps, Potamotrygon pauckei, Raja motoro, Taeniura motoro, Taeniura mulleri, Trygon garrapa, Trygon mulleri, Trygon (Taeniura) muelleri, Trygon (Taeniura) mulleri

Types
Potamotrygon motoro
Syntype: NMW: 78655; NMW: 78613; NMW: 77987; ZMB: 4662
Potamotrygon labradori
Holotype: MFA: ?;
Potamotrygon laticeps
Holotype: MCZ: 605-S
Potamotrygon pauckei
Syntype: MFA: 245; MFA: 232;
Trygon garrapa
Holotype: ZMB: 4624
Trygon (Taeniura) mulleri
Holotype: MNHN: 2354;


Description :


Citation: Potamotrygon motoro (MÜLLER & HENLE, 1841): In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 10/2020

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Potamotrygon motoro, ANSP 194501, field no. iXIN13-EXP1-31 Brazil: Pará: rio Xingu, beach and main channel in vicinity of campsite 10 on right bank, ca. 7 km north of Senador José Porfírio. 2°31'31.62''S, 51°57'47.64''W, 23 Sep 2013, M. Sabaj et al.; © Mark Sabaj Pérez (iXingu Project, NSF DEB-1257813)
Common names
deu \(T\) Gemeiner Stechrochen, deu \(T\) Pfauenaugen-Stechrochen, spa Boró, spa Chucho de río, spa Raya, spa Raya amazónica, spa Raya común, spa Raya fina, spa Raya grande, spa Raya motoro, spa Raya pintada de las piedras, eng Black river stingray, eng Ocellate river stingray, eng South American freshwater stin, eng South American freshwater stingray, eng Stingrays, por Arraia, por Arraia de fogo, por Raia

Distribution
South America: Uruguay, Paraná-Paraguay, Orinoco, and Amazon River basins. Source: www.gbif.org

Human uses
fisheries: minor commercial; aquarium: public aquariums

Biology
16 pups were born by one female in captivity (Ref. 57489).

Size / Weight / Age
99.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 40637)); max. published weight: 15.0 kg [20204]

Habitat
benthopelagic; potamodromous [17660]; freshwater; pH range: 5.0 - 6.0; dH range: 10

Remarks
shark-references Species-ID=4958;

Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)
Monogenea
Cestoda
Nematoda
Acanthocephala
  • Quadrigyrus machadoi FABIO, 1983 [16962]