Threatened species of Potamotrygonidae

Other Names:
Threatened species of river stingrays
Endangered species of freshwater sting rays

The polka-dotted stingray Potamotrygon leopoldi, also called Leopold's stingray, is one of several species of freshwater stingray that inhabits the rivers and streams of tropical South America. The indigenous peoples of this region fear the ray more than the infamous piranha. Closely related to their marine relatives, these fishes have a barbed tail capable of delivering a venomous sting. Leopold's stingray is considered rare but not endangered.

Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 6: Clean Water and SanitationGOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on Land
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
23.09.2020 – 22:17 CEST