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Discopyge tschudii Apron ray

Discopyge tschudiiis commonly referred to as Apron ray. Difficulty in the aquarium: Only for advanced aquarists. A aquarium size of at least 5000 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Has a poison harmful to health.


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lexID:
5139 
AphiaID:
280568 
Scientific:
Discopyge tschudii 
German:
Tschudis Zitterrochen 
English:
Apron Ray 
Category:
Stingrays 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Elasmobranchii (Class) > Torpediniformes (Order) > Narcinidae (Family) > Discopyge (Genus) > tschudii (Species) 
Initial determination:
Heckel, 1846 
Occurrence:
Argentina, Cebu ((Philippines), Peru, South America, Uruguay 
Sea depth:
5 - 165 Meter 
Size:
17.4" - 21.26" (44.2cm - 54cm) 
Temperature:
48.2 °F - 82.4 °F (9°C - 28°C) 
Food:
Amphipods, Clams, Worms, Zooplankton 
Tank:
1099.89 gal (~ 5000L) 
Difficulty:
Only for advanced aquarists 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Has a poison harmful to health 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Data deficient (DD) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2021-02-23 16:27:30 

Toxicity

This is a general hint!
Discopyge tschudii has a harmful toxin.
As a rule, animals with a harmful poison do not pose any danger in normal Aquarieaner everyday life. Read the following husbandry information and comments from aquarists who already keep Discopyge tschudii in their aquarium to get a better picture about the possible danger. However, please be careful when using Discopyge tschudii. Every human reacts differently to poisons.
If you suspect that you have come into contact with the poison, please contact your doctor or the poison emergency call.
The phone number of the poison emergency call can be found here:
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Overview Worldwide: eapcct.org

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Heckel, 1846

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A small electric ray, lives over sandy grounds and feeds on the bivalves species Amiantis purpurata.

Depth: 5-165 meters

Electric rays can generate electric shocks of 70-300 volts, which normaly serve as a weapon and for catching prey.
Depending on the level of exposed electric shocks, people may have atrial fibrillation of the heart, temporary short-term cardiac arrest, cardiac arrest, and cardiac arrest.
Therefore, never touch an electric ray!

IUCN Red List status: vulnerable species.

External links

  1. FishBase (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  2. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  3. World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.

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