The trawling campaigns carried out by the research vessel ATLANTIS of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution along the north and south coasts of Cuba during the winter of 1938 and spring of 1939, under the joint auspices of the University of Havana and of Harvard University, brought to light along the 200-500 fathom zone an abundant population of small skates (Family Rajidae), the existence of which had not previously been suspected there....