Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2013

Keywords

Echinoderms, Crinoids, Sea lily, Taxonomy, Cuba

Publication Title

Caribbean Journal of Science

ISSN

0008-6452

Volume

47

Issue/No.

2-3

First Page

198

Last Page

212

Peer Reviewed

1

Abstract

This review is based on the most recent taxonomic classification of extant Cuban Crinoidea. Existing material in natural history collections in Cuba was analyzed in detail and accurately reflects species presence. The crinoid literature was also reviewed. Several previously unpublished observations of species found in waters off Cuba have also been included. This paper provides the most up to date description of the Cuban crinoid fauna. Habitat, distribution, depth range and localities in Cuba are reported for each species. Collection codes for available specimens are included when known. The work describes a total of 33 species (plus two subspecies) in 20 genera and 10 families representing three of the four living orders of the Class Crinoidea.

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