Fenestraja plutonia

(Garman, 1881)

Pluto skate
Classification: Elasmobranchii Rajiformes Gurgesiellidae

Reference of the original description
Garman, S. (1881)
Reports on the results of dredging, under the Supervisionof 'Alexander Agassiz, along the Atlantic coast of the United States during the summer of 1880, by the U. S. Coast Survey Steamer "Blake," Commander J. R. Bartlett, U. S. N., commanding. XII. Reports on the Selachians. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard College, 8(11), 231–237

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Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Breviraja plutonia, Gurgesiella plutonia, Gurgesiella (Fenestraja) plutonia, Raia plutonia, Raja plutonia

Fenestraja plutonia
Syntype: MCZ: 913-S MCZ: 914-S

Description :

Citation: Fenestraja plutonia (Garman, 1881): In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 07/2024

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Common names
eng Pluto Skate

Short Description
First and dorsal confluent. Thorns on anterior part of tail and disc are larger and more conspicuous. Upper surface from pale yellowish brown to darker greyish brown, purplish brown or mouse gray. Lower surface yellowish white [199].

Western Central Atlantic: North Carolina, USA to the Gulf of Mexico. Source: www.gbif.org

Oviparous, paired eggs are laid. Embryos feed solely on yolk [733].

Size / Weight / Age
25.3 cm TL (female)

bathydemersal; marine; depth range 290 - 750 m [5198]

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