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Class: Elasmobranchii
Order: Myliobatiformes
Family: Dasyatidae Stingrays
Subfamily: Urogymninae
Genus: Fontitrygon

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6 species
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Photo by Charvet-Almeida, P.

Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 207 cm TL
Fontitrygon colarensis (Santos, Gomes & Charvet-Almeida, 2004)

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Fontitrygon colarensis
[Colares stingray]

Photo by MNHN

Max. Length 40 cm WD
Fontitrygon garouaensis (Stauch & Blanc, 1962)

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Fontitrygon garouaensis
[Smooth freshwater stingray]

Photo by Nunes, J.L.S.

Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 150 cm WD
Fontitrygon geijskesi (Boeseman, 1948)

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Fontitrygon geijskesi
[Sharpsnout stingray]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Central Atlantic
Max. Length 100 cm WD
Fontitrygon margarita (Günther, 1870)

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Fontitrygon margarita
[Daisy stingray]

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Eastern Central Atlantic
Max. Length 30 cm WD
Fontitrygon margaritella (Compagno & Roberts, 1984)

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Fontitrygon margaritella
[Pearl stingray]

Photo by Cutler, J.

Max. Length 120 cm WD
Fontitrygon ukpam (Smith, 1863)

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Fontitrygon ukpam
[Thorny freshwater stingray]
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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Fontitrygon colarensis Colares stingray Southwest Atlantic 207 TL 2004
Fontitrygon garouaensis Smooth freshwater stingray Africa 40 WD 1962
Fontitrygon geijskesi Sharpsnout stingray Western Central Atlantic 150 WD 1948
Fontitrygon margarita Daisy stingray Eastern Central Atlantic 100 WD 1870
Fontitrygon margaritella Pearl stingray Eastern Central Atlantic 30 WD 1984
Fontitrygon ukpam Thorny freshwater stingray Africa 120 WD 1863

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