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Title: Stingers in a strange land: South American freshwater stingrays (Potamotrygonidae) in Singapore
Authors: Ng, H.H. 
Tan, H.H. 
Yeo, D.C.J. 
Ng, P.K.L. 
Keywords: Aquarium trade
Aquatic invasive species
Issue Date: 2010
Citation: Ng, H.H., Tan, H.H., Yeo, D.C.J., Ng, P.K.L. (2010). Stingers in a strange land: South American freshwater stingrays (Potamotrygonidae) in Singapore. Biological Invasions 12 (8) : 2385-2388. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: South American freshwater stingrays of the family Potamotrygonidae have long been popular worldwide as ornamentals in the aquarium trade. Despite this, there have so far not been any reported cases of their establishment elsewhere in the world. Here, we document the ocellate river stingray, Potamotrygon motoro, as having established itself in Singapore. This represents the first alien record of a South American freshwater stingray outside the Neotropics. © 2009 Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
Source Title: Biological Invasions
ISSN: 13873547
DOI: 10.1007/s10530-009-9663-5
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