Polkadot Stingray

Xingu River Polkadot Stingray

Xingu River Polkadot Stingray

It’s not just clothes that are beautiful with polkadot pattern. Animals are also cool when have body spots like polka circles.

Look at the stingrays Potamotrygon leopoldi. It’s body color is not black or grey plain as usual. But, it’s body is a unique style of Polka, namely in the form of a pattern of white circles with a black background. Hmmm … similar to the pattern of one of your shirts, guys? Hehehe …

Polkadot Stingray is a freshwater stingray. So, they lives in rivers not at sea. Well, the place they came are estimated in the river of Xingu in Brazil. However, they also lived in various other rivers in Brazil. In their habitats on the river, Polkadot Stingray regularly eat crabs and snails.

Potamotrygon leopoldi stingray is the family members of stingrays Potamotrygon. In this family of Potamotrygon, stingrays have an assortment of shades. Most of them have a circles pattern with a wide range of colors. There is brown circles with gray background color, there is also a style with yellow circle with brown background color. They are also good for your clothes pattern, hehehe …

Their Life Is Threatened

Currently, the life of polkadot stingray are threatened. You know why? Because there is a threatening his life:
– Polkadot Stingray often treated as pets in an aquarium.
– Polkadot Stingray often get hurt because people fear at their sting.
– Polkadot Stingray often captured to serve as food.
– Habitat of stingrays are frequently disrupted due to various human activities, such as logging, farming, mining, and overfishing.



design consisting of a pattern of regularly spaced circular spots


large venomous ray with large barbed spines near the base of a thin whiplike tail capable of inflicting severe wounds


estimated is an approximate calculation of quantity or degree or worth


habitat is the type of environment in which an organism or group normally lives or occurs


crab is a stubby sea creature with a flat body, eight legs, and claws.


snail is freshwater or marine or terrestrial gastropod mollusk usually having an external enclosing spiral shell


assortment is a collection containing a variety of sorts of things


threatened is likely in the near future to become endangered


subjected to a physical (or chemical) treatment or action or agent


sting is a painful wound caused by the thrust of an insect’s stinger into skin


disrupted is marked by breaks or gaps


logging is the work of cutting down trees for timber

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