Crinoidea | Comatulida
Hendler, G. and D.L. Pawson. 2000. (Ref. 86570)
Size / Weight / Age
Reef-associated; depth range 20 - 40 m (Ref. 83942)
Climate / Range
Western Central Atlantic: Belize and Costa Rica.
This is an epibenthic species found in coral reefs at depths of 20 to 40 m (Ref. 83942). 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 (Ref. 114614)
CITES status (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
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