Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Elasmobranchii (sharks and rays) > Myliobatiformes
(Stingrays) > Potamotrygonidae
(River stingrays) > Potamotrygoninae
Etymology: Paratrygon: Greek, para in the side of + Greek, trygon = a sting ray (Ref. 45335); orinocensis: Named for its type locality, Orinoco basin; a toponym..
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
South Anerica: Colombia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 58.4 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 125391)
Morphology | Morphometrics
This species is distinguished from its congeners by the following set of characters: lateral rows of thorns on tail absent (vs. present); dermal denticles on the central region of the disc have wide and high crowns, presenting a central coronal plate very similar morphologically to its lateral coronal ridges, which in adults can be more than 12 (vs. small dermal denticles on the central disc, with high and narrow crowns presenting higher and pointed central coronal plates surrounded by minor, pointed or rounded lateral coronal ridges, which in turn vary between three and six); teeth 22-35/20-29 (vs.16-26/14-20 in aiereba and 31/19-22 parvaspina); central teeth with more developed and high cusps than aiereba, parvaspina; spiracles are small and triangular, with mean length 5.6% DW [4.5-7.9% DW] (vs. quadrangular and larger spiracles in aiereba with mean length 6% DW [4.4-11.6% DW], and very small and quadrangular spiracles in parvaspina with mean length 5.2% DW [4.9-5.8% DW]; with a short and straight spiracular process with developed and numerous dermal denticles (vs. larger and knob shaped spiracular process that almost covers the spiracle aperture and with some small dermal denticles in aiereba, and an extremely short and reduced spiracular process in parvaspina that is more perceptible in adult specimens, with few dermal denticles); with a minute rostral projection (vs. with a relatively large rostral projection in aiereba, and with a large and circular rostral projection in parvaspina) (Ref. 125391).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Loboda, T.S., C.A. Lasso, R. de Souza Rosa and M.R. de Carvalho, 2021. Two new species of freshwater stingrays of the genus Paratrygon (Chondrichthyes: Potamotrygonidae) from the Orinoco basin, with comments on the taxonomy of Paratrygon aiereba. Neotrop. Ichthyol. 19(2). (Ref. 125391)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= No PD50 data [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), in cm total length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.4 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (43 of 100).