The crinoid fauna of the continental margin (0-1500m) of northeastern North America (Georgia to Canada) includes 14 species in 13 genera and 5 families. We introduce the external morphology and natural history of crinoids and include a glossary of terms, an illustrated key to local taxa, annotated systematic list, and an index. The fauna includes 2 species found no further south than New England and 8 that occur no further north than the Carolinas and Blake Plateau. Comactinia meridionalis (Agassiz) is the only species commonly found in shallow water (<50 m). No taxa are endemic to the area.
NOAA Technical Report
Charles G. Messing and John H. Dearborn. 1990. Marine Flora and Fauna of the Northeastern United States Echinodermata: Crinoidea .NOAA Technical Report : 1 -34. http://nsuworks.nova.edu/occ_facreports/13.