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Leopoldi Stingray

Leopoldi Stingray

Animal's Behavior

This is a bottom dweller however it will surface for food and is one of the more active of the freshwater Rays.

Eating Habits

Shrimp, worms, silversides and crustaceans.

Range

South America inland waters: Northern Brazil.

Conservation Efforts

Further management plans and legislation improvement are required conservation measures for P. leopoldi. Local residents and communities should be involved in the management of this species and it is essential to develop public awareness through education and capacity building programs. Public awareness could also help reduce persecution (due to fear of injury) associated with tourism, recreation and human settlement.

Animal Facts

  • : It is seldom taken for food but juveniles enter the ornamental fish trade due to the attractive color pattern and the species faces persecution in some areas due to fear of sting injuries.
  • Its relatively limited distribution renders it vulnerable to habitat degradation.

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Quick Facts

Scientific Name

Potamotrygon leopoldi

Classification

Animalia, Chordata, Chondrichthyes, Myliobatiformes, Potamotrygonidae, Potamotrygon

Place of Birth

Brazil

Size

24", females are larger.

Color

Black and grey with large pale yellow spots covering the top half of the body.

Lifespan

5-15 years

Conservation Status

Near Threatened

Where to See

Audubon Aquarium

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