Potamotrygon jabuti Carvalho, 2016

Family:  Potamotrygonidae (River stingrays), subfamily: Potamotrygoninae
Max. size: 
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  South America: Rio Tapaj√≥s basin, Brazil.
Diagnosis:  Potamotrygon jabuti is distinguished by the following characters: marbled color pattern that undergoes remarkable change with growth as adults have elaborate designs of beige, golden to yellowish-orange spots or ocelli surrounded by a slender beige to golden mesh-like pattern, but neonates have simple, well-separated ocelli; a single to double row of tail thorns varying in their development; monognathic heterodonty with teeth of intermediate lateral rows of upper jaws larger and hexagonal; and two robust, more or less equally developed angular cartilages (Ref. 115937).
Biology: 
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (126983)
Threat to humans:  harmless


Source and more info: www.fishbase.org. For personal, classroom, and other internal use only. Not for publication.