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This is a bottom dweller however it will surface for food and is one of the more active of the freshwater Rays.
Shrimp, worms, silversides and crustaceans.
South America inland waters: Northern Brazil.
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.
- : 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.
Animalia, Chordata, Chondrichthyes, Myliobatiformes, Potamotrygonidae, Potamotrygon
Place of Birth
24", females are larger.
Black and grey with large pale yellow spots covering the top half of the body.