Fluvitrygon kittipongi (Vidthayanon & Roberts, 2005)
Fluvitrygon kittipongi
photo by WWF-Canon / Vidthayanon, C.

Family:  Dasyatidae (Stingrays), subfamily: Urogymninae
Max. size:  26.8 cm WD (male/unsexed); 28.5 cm WD (female)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: Thailand and Borneo.
Diagnosis:  This freshwater stingray has a distinct coloration, dorsal disc with pale margin and pale spots in front of the eye and on the posterior rim of the spiracle; a narrow, dusky, gray or brownish-orange (not black) marginal band (but for the one-fourth of the disc nearest to the snout) on the ventral disc surface. Denticulation on the central area of dorsal disc surface and tail are well developed; possess a series of enlarged denticles, some with projecting posterior margins raised above the surface, on dorsal midline between pearl organ and base of sting, the largest on the tail base (Ref. 59378).
Biology:  Occurs in the mainstream of the Maekhlong River, in an area above the limit of tidal influence. Prefers sandy or sandy-muddy bottom (Ref. 59378).
IUCN Red List Status: Endangered (EN); Date assessed: 11 July 2007 (B1ab(iii,v)) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 07.12.07
Modified by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 07.06.17

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