Styracura pacifica (Beebe & Tee-Van, 1941)
Pacific chupare
photo by Robertson, R.

Family:  Potamotrygonidae (River stingrays), subfamily: Styracurinae
Max. size:  150 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine
Distribution:  Eastern Pacific: Costa Rica and the Galapagos Islands. Validity of this species questioned in Compagno's 1999 checklist (Ref. 35766).
Biology:  On soft bottoms in shallow waters. Ovoviviparous (Ref. 50449). Venomous spine on tail.
IUCN Red List Status: Vulnerable (VU); Date assessed: 24 February 2020 (A2cd) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  venomous
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