Plesiotrygon iwamae Rosa, Castello & Thorson, 1987
Long-tailed river stingray
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Family:  Potamotrygonidae (River stingrays)
Max. size:  58 cm WD (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal
Distribution:  South America: Upper to lower Amazon River basin, from Ecuador to Belém, Brazil, in the Napo, Solimões, Amazonas and Pará rivers.
Biology:  Feeds on small catfishes, insects, decapod crustaceans, and parasitic cestodes and nematodes (Ref. 34195).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 24 June 2003 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 06.06.00
Modified by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 11.10.01

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