Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Elasmobranchii (sharks and rays) > Myliobatiformes
(Stingrays) > Potamotrygonidae
Etymology: Potamotrygon: Greek, potamos = river + Greek, trygon = a sting ray (Ref. 45335); tatianae: Named for Tatiana Raso de Moraes Possato, a late student of biology that was an enthusiastic researcher of chondrichthyans, in particular potamotrygonids (Ref. 86911).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical; 12°S - 13°S, 71°W - 72°W
South America: Peru.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 36.2 cm WD male/unsexed; (Ref. 94972)
Morphology | Morphometrics
This species is distinguished from its congeners by the following set of characters: dorsal disc with dark background, with a beige or light brown, closely packed and highly convoluted vermicular pattern; one row of irregular spines on dorsal tail midline; presence of star-shaped, asymmetrical and minute dermal denticles, rarely with crown dichotomies, and concentrated over central region of disc. It is further distinguished from P. motoro (Müller & Henle, 1841) by lacking on disc ocelli formed by strong black concentric rings, a more flattened aspect of its disc; with much smaller dermal denticles, and considerably smaller eyes; from P. orbignyi (Castelnau, 1855) by lacking a dorsal reticulate pattern, presence of two angular cartilages, and lower number of total pectoral radials (modal values 97 vs. 90, respectively); from P. falkneri by having tail spines in one irregular row (instead of in 1-3 irregular rows), lower total pectoral radial count (90-93 vs. 94-100, respectively), having a proportionally much longer tail (mean values 109% vs. 93.5% of DW, respectively), by its teeth with no prominent cusps in adult males (males usually with prominent cusps in P. falkneri), and having spots on dorsal disc that are exclusively vermicular, not occurring as independent spots (many specimens with individual spots on background, these mostly circular, reniform, or oval, with diameter equal to or smaller than eye in P. falkneri) (Ref. 86911).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Da Silva, J.P.C.B. and M.R. Da Carvalho, 2011. A new species of neotropical freshwater stingray of the genus Potamotrygon Garman, 1877 from the Río Madre de Díos, Peru (Chondrichthyes: Potamotrygonidae). Papéis Avulsos de Zoologia (São Paulo) 51(8):139-154. (Ref. 86911)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 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
Resilience (Ref. 69278
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Very high vulnerability (90 of 100) .