Xingu River ray

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Xingu River ray
White-blotched River Stingray Potamotrygon leopoldi 2284px.jpg
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Order: Myliobatiformes
Family: Potamotrygonidae
Genus: Potamotrygon
Species: P. leopoldi
Binomial name
Potamotrygon leopoldi
Castex & Castello, 1970

The Xingu River ray or white-blotched river stingray, Potamotrygon leopoldi, is a species of fish in the Potamotrygonidae family endemic to Brazil.[1] Its natural habitat is rivers. It is threatened by habitat loss.

A group photographed in the Dallas World Aquarium
Potamotrygon leopoldi

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rosa, R.S. & Araújo, M.L.G. 2000. Potamotrygon leopoldi. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 3 August 2007