Fontitrygon colarensis (Santos, Gomes & Charvet-Almeida, 2004)
Colares stingray
Fontitrygon colarensis
photo by Charvet-Almeida, P.

Family:  Dasyatidae (Stingrays), subfamily: Urogymninae
Max. size:  207 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  pelagic-neritic; depth range - 6 m
Distribution:  Southwest Atlantic: endemic to Brazil.
Diagnosis:  Diagnosis: Disc diamond-shaped (rhomboid). Snout elongated, preorbital distance 35.7-37.7% in DW. Lower lip outline with a dark, well-defined band. Shoulder region to base of tail with a row of small tubercles along the midline of disc, tubercles somewhat randomly distributed. Posterior margin of the pectoral fins uniformly rounded; of the triangular-shaped pelvic fins, almost straight or slightly sinuous, with its tips exceeding posterior margin of disc. Dorsal caudal keel absent in the holotype, vestigial in the 2 paratypes (Ref. 56441).
Biology:  Minimum depth from Ref. 58018.
IUCN Red List Status: Vulnerable (VU); Date assessed: 02 February 2006 (A3d) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 06.06.06
Modified by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 31.05.17

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