Bathycrinus australis Clark, 1907
Bathycrinus australis
photo by Arntz, Wolf E.

Family:  Bathycrinidae ()
Max. size: 
Environment:  benthic; marine; depth range 1516 - 8300 m
Distribution:  Southwest Pacific and the Antarctic.
Biology:  Minimum depth from Ref. 116836. Members of the class Crinoidea are gonochoric. During spawning, the pinnule walls rupture and the eggs and sperms are shed into the seawater. Life cycle: Embryos elongate into free-swimming larvae (doliolaria) which later sink to the bottom where they metamorphose into stalked sessile crinoid (Ref. 833).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Sorongon-Yap, Patricia - 08.04.13
Modified by: Sorongon-Yap, Patricia - 19.04.18

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