Pluto Skate - Pluto Skate

A Pluto skate found on iron-stained sand bottom with manganese nodules.

Also commonly known as the underworld window-skate or Pluto skate.

The IUCN, five populations of the underworld windowskate are known, all from the western Atlantic Ocean.

Although the  northernmost ranges in the North American continental shelf from North Carolina to Key

West, including the Straights of Florida.

Also the outside of these general ranges, specimens have been collected from the waters

off Colombia, Ellesmere Island, in the eastern Gulf of Mexico, and James Bay, Canada.

Therefore individuals have also been spotted by divers in southern Mexico, and in 1891 a specimen

supposedly was collected from the California coast.

Estuary to the Abyss: Exploring Along the Latitude 31-30 Transect: August 20 – September 1, 2004

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