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 Copyright: SERPENT 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