Long-tailed river stingray
|Long-tailed river stingray|
Rosa, Castello & Thorson, 1987
These animals have a long tail, small eyes, and few pectoral-fin radials.
The species was mentioned in 1987 by Hugo P. Castello from Museu de Zoologia, University of São Paulo. Examples were then found in other museums that had been given wrong names or identified incorrectly.
This fish does not appear often in the aquarium trade.
References[change | edit source]
- Ricardo S. Rosa; Hugo P. Castello; Thomas B. Thorson (1987). "Plesiotrygon iwamae, a New Genus and Species of Neotropical Freshwater Stingray (Chondrichthyes: Potamotrygonidae)". Copeia: 447–458.
- Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2011). "Plesiotrygon iwamae" in FishBase. June 2011 version.