Potamotrygon jabuti

Scientific name Potamotrygon jabuti
Descriptor Carvalho
Year of description 2016
IUCN category NE
Family Potamotrygonidae
Genus Potamotrygon
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Potamotrygon jabuti is a fresh water fish from the Amérique du Sud.

Who is it?


  • Average size
    50 cm
  • Maximum size
    80 cm
  • Shape
  • Pattern
  • Average size
    50 cm
  • Maximum size
    80 cm
  • Shape
  • Pattern

How to recognize Potamotrygon jabuti ?

Potamotrygon jabuti measures between 50 and 80 cm. This fish is bicolore with a predominantly marron and or body. The also has orange mottling.

Sexual dimorphism

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
  • Sociability
  • territorial
  • Way of living

Potamotrygon jabuti hunts in the stalk and is one of the predators of its biotope. Opportunistic, it does not hesitate to attack any smaller animal nearby.

Potamotrygon jabuti is a fish solitary naturally found on the bottom. This species is carnivorous .

n general, outside of the hunting season, this species does not care much about other animals crossing its path.


Harmless species

This species does not represent any particular threats to humans when encountered in its natural environment.

Where to find it?

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What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Temperature
    23 - 28 °C
  • pH (acidity)
    6 - 7.2
  • gh (hardness)
    2 - 10
  • Flow
    Medium and Slow

Biotope presentation

Potamotrygon jabuti is most often found at a depth between 0m and 4m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

Species of the same biotope

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