Pteroplatytrygon violacea is (very) poisonous and the poison can kill you under circumstances!!!
If you want to keep Pteroplatytrygon violacea, inform yourself about the poison and its effects before buying. Keep a note with the telephone number of the poison emergency call and all necessary information about the animal next to your aquarium so that you can be helped quickly in an emergency.
The telephone numbers of the poison emergency call can be found here:
Overview Worldwide: eapcct.org
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Probably cosmopolitan in tropical and subtropical seas. Eastern Atlantic: southeastern coasts of the Mediterranean and off Sicily.
Reported from Cape Verde.
Eastern Pacific: California (USA), Baja California (Mexico), and the Galapagos Islands Reported off Vancouver and from Chile.
There are 4 records from southern Africa.
Found in open, tropical and warm temperate waters usually in the first 100 m. Possibly the only totally pelagic member of the family.
Feeds on coelenterates (including medusae), squid, decapod crustaceans, and fish. Ovoviviparous.
Venomous spine on tail!