Potamotrygon falkneri Castex & Maciel, 1963
Largespot river stingray
photo by Murch, A.

Family:  Potamotrygonidae (River stingrays), subfamily: Potamotrygoninae
Max. size:  60 cm WD (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  South America: Paraná-Paraguay River basin, from Cuiabá and Piquiri rivers (among others) to the La Plata River.
Biology:  After a gestation period of about 20 weeks two pups were born in a public aquarium (Ref. 57489).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 09 September 2004 Ref. (130435)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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