species: Unidentified crinoid 1 in taxonomy (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Unidentified crinoid 1


©Anne Hoggett: Unidentified crinoid at Lizard Island

©Anne Hoggett: Unidentified crinoid at Lizard Island

©Anne Hoggett: Unidentified crinoid at Lizard Island
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Echinodermata
Class Crinoidea
Order Comatulida
Species Unidentified crinoid 1

Colours

         

Distinguishing features

Fully exposed, 35 to 40 arms, numerous long cirri with more than 50 segments on a very large centrodorsal plate, not a comatulid.

The only other species in the Lizard Island area with such long cirri is Pontiometra andersoni, which has more arms and is very dark all over.

Steene (2014, volume 1, page 469) provides a photo of a similar individual.

Size

  • Size data has not been obtained.

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.

Synonyms

Comments

This may well be a species already known from Lizard Island but its identity has not yet been determined from the photos.

by Anne Hoggett

Distribution

Local abundance

  • Lizard Island: Rare

Web resources

References

  • Steene, R. (2014). Colours of the Reef, volumes 1-3. Roger Steene, Cairns.