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Underside of a bigtooth river stingray

Bigtooth River Stingray Potamotrygon Henlei

This species of freshwater stingray is only found in Brazil and can be identified by its characteristic white spots!

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ORIGIN:
Brazil

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HABITAT:
Muddy river bottoms

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HEIGHT/WEIGHT:
Length: 3.5 ft

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DIET:
Snails and crabs

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PREDATORS:
Larger fish

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NATURAL DEFENSES:
Camouflage and venomous tail barb

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REPRODUCTION:
Can have 1– 9 offspring per litter

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THREATS:
Habitat loss and overfishing

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LIFE EXPECTANCY:
Up to 10 yrs in human care

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