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Scientific Name Potamotrygon falkneri  Castex & Maciel, 1963
Common Name
Type Locality Río Paraná medio, Entre Ríos, Argentina.
Pronunciation mak rof thal muss
Etymology macrophthalmus: refers to its large (makros=large, long) eyes (opthalma=eyes).
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Size 470mm or 18.5" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: Paraná-Paraguay River basin, from Cuiabá and Piquiri rivers (among others) to the La Plata River.
IUCN Red List Category Data Deficient, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2004.
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Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Anales del Museo Provincial de Ciencias Naturales "Florentino Ameghino," Sante Fe, Zoología v. 2 (no. 1), pp 56.
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Last Update 2021 Jan 31 02:25 (species record created: 2011 Apr 16 07:13)