Virtually no information is currently available on this next freshwater stingray TFUI is introducing you to, the Thorny river stingray (Potamotrygon constellata). Observed in the Amazon and Solimões River basin in South America, unfortunately scientists haven’t been able to do more research on these animals. This freshwater stingray reaches a maximum disc width of 62 cm and is a muddy brown-to-gray color. No reliable photos of this animal was found.
But freshwater habitats within their range are currently facing increased threats from human activities such as urban development, agriculture (e.g. run off), and dams. No information is currently available on population size or trends for this species, unfortunately. Due to this, these animals are listed as Data Deficient (DD) by the IUCN.
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