There is not enough information about the history and population status of the Ocellate River Stingray to determine if it is in danger of extinction, but we do know that it is used for food by native South Americans, because its preference for shallow water makes it an easy target for fishermen.
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The Ocellate River Stingray stands out because it is one of few that lives in fresh water.
What else? Find out tomorrow!
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The Ocellate River Stingray!
This freshwater stingray is often referred to as the “Peacock-Eye Stingray” because of its distinct yellow-orange spots that resemble the eye of a peacock.
Come back every day this week for new interesting facts and photos of the Ocellate River Stingray. You can also see this creature face-to-face here at the Texas State Aquarium’s Amazon exhibit!
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