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Class: Elasmobranchii
Order: Myliobatiformes
Family: Potamotrygonidae River stingrays

Genus: Potamotrygon

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Potamotrygon adamastor South America 54.5 WD 2017
Potamotrygon albimaculata South America 2016
Potamotrygon amandae South America 34.1 WD 2013
Potamotrygon amazona South America 58.4 WD 2017
Potamotrygon boesemani South America 42.7 WD 2008
Potamotrygon brachyura Short-tailed river stingray South America 95 WD 1880
Potamotrygon constellata Thorny river stingray South America 62 WD 1880
Potamotrygon falkneri Largespot river stingray South America 60 WD 1963
Potamotrygon garmani South America 42.8 WD 2017
Potamotrygon henlei Bigtooth river stingray South America 45 WD 1855
Potamotrygon humerosa South America 1913
Potamotrygon hystrix Porcupine river stingray South America 40 WD 1841
Potamotrygon jabuti South America 2016
Potamotrygon leopoldi White-blotched river stingray South America 111 WD 1970
Potamotrygon limai South America 64.8 WD 2014
Potamotrygon magdalenae Magdalena river stingray South America 35 WD 1865
Potamotrygon marinae South America 2006
Potamotrygon motoro South American freshwater stingray South America 50 WD 1841
Potamotrygon ocellata Red-blotched river stingray South America 20 WD 1912
Potamotrygon orbignyi Smooth back river stingray South America 35 WD 1855
Potamotrygon pantanensis South America 33.6 WD 2013
Potamotrygon rex Great freshwater stingray South America 75 WD 2016
Potamotrygon schroederi Rosette river stingray South America 60 WD 1958
Potamotrygon schuhmacheri South America 25 WD 1964
Potamotrygon scobina Raspy river stingray South America 54.7 WD 1913
Potamotrygon signata Parnaiba river stingray South America 30 WD 1913
Potamotrygon tatianae South America 36.2 WD 2011
Potamotrygon tigrina South America 2011
Potamotrygon wallacei South America 31 WD 2016
Potamotrygon yepezi Maracaibo river stingray South America 40 WD 1970



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