Potamotrygon constellata, Thorny river stingray : fisheries

Potamotrygon constellata (Vaillant, 1880)

Thorny river stingray
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Elasmobranchii (sharks and rays) > Myliobatiformes (Stingrays) > Potamotrygonidae (River stingrays) > Potamotrygoninae
Etymology: Potamotrygon: Greek, potamos = river + Greek, trygon = a sting ray (Ref. 45335).
More on author: Vaillant.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic; potamodromous (Ref. 51243). Tropical

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South America: Amazon and Solimões River basin.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 62.0 cm WD male/unsexed; (Ref. 36687); max. published weight: 10.0 kg (Ref. 27548)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Carvalho, Marcelo | Collaborators

Compagno, L.J.V., 1999. Checklist of living elasmobranchs. p. 471-498. In W.C. Hamlett (ed.) Sharks, skates, and rays: the biology of elasmobranch fishes. Johns Hopkins University Press, Maryland. (Ref. 35766)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 125652)

  Data deficient (DD) ; Date assessed: 24 June 2003

CITES


CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





Human uses

Fisheries: minor commercial
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