What it looks like: South American stringrays are circular in shape with a long tail protruding from their bodies at the rear and feature distinctive spotted or mottled patterns.
- This species is also known as the ocellate river stingray or peacock-eye stingray.
- They have a venomous spine on their tail.
What they eat: They eat a wide variety of foods, including shrimp and other small fish.
Habitat: South American stingrays are found in freshwater with sand, mud or stony bottoms.
Where they live: This species is widespread in the Amazon basin of South America.
Threats: Persecution by humans, damming, pollution and other habitat degredation.