Document Type

Article

Publication Date

8-1990

Abstract

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.

Report Number

NMFS 91

Publication Title

NOAA Technical Report

Comments

"U.S. Department of Commerce"; "National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration"; "National Marine Fisheries Service" From [page 3].

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