Image of Tropiometroidea AH Clark 1908

Image of Tropiometroidea AH Clark 1908

Description:

Description: This appears to be a member of Charitometridae. Best guess is genus Glyptometra. There are several species known from the Indian Ocean and immediate vicinity at depths >1,000 m. However, the genus is likely oversplit, and the entire family needs revising.
Item Type: Image
Title: Crinoid
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Species: Glyptometra sp.
Behaviour: Arms raised into water column to feed on plankton as the current passes through the fan shape created by the feather-like arms.
Site: Indian -- Indian Ocean -- East Africa -- Pweza-3
Depth (m): 1381
Countries: East Africa -- Tanzania
Habitat: Benthic boundary zone
Rig: Deep Sea Metro I
Project Partners: BG Group, Oceaneering
ROV: Millennium 113
Deposited By: Dr Andrew Gates
Deposited On: 14 August 2014

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