Ocellate River Stingray: here’s the scoop
This is the most abundant and widespread endemic ray species in the Parano-plata Basin. The major threat to this species is habitat degradation caused by the damming of the Río Paraná system for navigation, hydroelectric plants, and the construction of many ports along the river.
Ocellate River Stingray
Tropical freshwater rivers. They prefer calm waters, especially on the sandy edges of lagoons, brooks and streams
Fish and aquatic invertebrates
5 – 10 years
Did you know?
Though docile animals, they are responsible for more injuries to humans each year than any other Amazonian species.
Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay
The amount of available data related to its risk of extinction is lacking