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Latin american journal of aquatic research

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MUNOZ-OSORIO, Luis A  and  MEJIA-FALLA, Paola A. First record of the discusray, Paratrygon aiereba (Müller & Henle, 1841) (Batoidea: Potamotrygonidae) for the Bita River, Orinoco Basin of Colombia. Lat. Am. J. Aquat. Res. [online]. 2013, vol.41, n.1, pp.189-193. ISSN 0718-560X.

The discusray has been confirmed in Colombia for the Orinoco Basin in the rivers Meta, Inírida, Tomo, Orinoco and low Arauca. This study reports this species, for first time, for the Bita River from a pregnant female captured in March 2009, therefore extending the distribution range of this species in Colombia.

Keywords : Paratrygon aiereba; freshwater stingray; distribution; Orinoco basin; Colombia.

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