Potamotrygon rex, Great freshwater stingray

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Potamotrygon rex Carvalho, 2016

Great freshwater stingray
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Classification / Names Nomi Comuni | Sinonimi | Catalog of Fishes(Genere, Specie) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Elasmobranchi (squali e razze) (sharks and rays) > Myliobatiformes (Stingrays) > Potamotrygonidae (River stingrays) > Potamotrygoninae
Etymology: Potamotrygon: Greek, potamos = river + Greek, trygon = a sting ray (Ref. 45335);  rex: Name from Latin 'rex' meaning king; referring to its large, bulky size and striking color pattern, king of the rio Tocantins Potamotrygon species; noun in apposition..

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecologia

; acqua dolce benthopelagico. Tropical

Distribuzione Stati | Aree FAO | Ecosystems | Presenze | Point map | Introduzioni | Faunafri

South America: Rio Tocantins, Brazil.

Size / Peso / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 75.0 cm WD maschio/sesso non determinato; (Ref. 115938)

Biologia     Glossario (es. epibenthic)

Reported stomach contents in this species include fishes, insects and insect larvae, mollusks, and crustaceans, with predominance of insect larvae. Ontogenetic dietary shifts occur in species of this genus. Sexual maturity for males at about 58.0 cm TL (37.5 cm DL, 35.6 cm DW, MZUSP 120369, claspers almost fully calcified). Specimens greater than 100 cm in TL can easily weigh 20 kg. Great disparity in the largest sizes achieved by males and females (Ref. 115938).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturità | Riproduzione | Deposizione | Uova | Fecundity | Larve

Main reference Upload your references | Bibliografia | Coordinatore : Carvalho, Marcelo | Collaboratori

Carvalho, M.R., 2016. Potamotrygon rex, a new species of Neotropical freshwater stingray (Chondrichthyes: Potamotrygonidae) from the middle and upper rio Tocantins, Brazil, closely allied to Potamotrygon henlei (Castelnau, 1855). Zootaxa 4150(5):537-565. (Ref. 115938)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 125652)


CITES


CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





Human uses

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Fonti Internet

AFORO (otoliths) | Aquatic Commons | BHL | Cloffa | BOLDSystems | Websites from users | Check FishWatcher | CISTI | Catalog of Fishes: Genere, Specie | DiscoverLife | ECOTOX | FAO - Publication: search | Faunafri | Fishipedia | Fishtrace | GenBank: genome, nucleotide | GloBI | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | IGFA World Record | MitoFish | Otolith Atlas of Taiwan Fishes | PubMed | Reef Life Survey | Socotra Atlas | Tree of Life | Wikipedia: Go, ricerca | World Records Freshwater Fishing | Zoobank | Zoological Record

Estimates based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804):  PD50 = 0.5000   [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):  High vulnerability (58 of 100).