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Potamotrygon schuhmacheri Castex, 1964

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Common names: [No common name]
Occurrence: native
Salinity: freshwater
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Uses: no uses
Comments: Type locality, Río Colastiné Sur, Santa Fe (Ref. 26282). Found in Parano Platense (Ref. 51923). Also Ref. 36687, 58839.
National Checklist: Argentina
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Occurrences: Occurrences Point map
Main Ref: López, H.L., A.M. Miquelarena and R.C. Menni, 2003
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Common names from other countries

Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Elasmobranchii (sharks and rays) > Myliobatiformes (Stingrays) > Potamotrygonidae (River stingrays) > Potamotrygoninae
Etymology: Potamotrygon: Greek, potamos = river + Greek, trygon = a sting ray (Ref. 45335).

Spelled Potamotrygon schuhmacheri in the title of the original descriprion, but Potamotrygon schühmacheri in the text, and wrongly emended by Taniuchi (1982) to Potamotrygon schuemacheri. Reproductive biology unknown. Additional reference: Compagno & Cook (1995). Possibly a junior synonym of P. histrix.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Temperate

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