Marine Flora and Fauna of the Northeastern United States Echinodermata: Crinoidea

Messing, Charles G. and Dearborn, John H. (1990) Marine Flora and Fauna of the Northeastern United States Echinodermata: Crinoidea. NOAA/National Marine Fisheries Service, (NOAA Technical Report NMFS, 91)

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Abstract

The crinoid fauna of the continental margin (0-1500 m) 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. (PDF file contains 34 pages.)

Item Type: Monograph or Serial Issue
Title: Marine Flora and Fauna of the Northeastern United States Echinodermata: Crinoidea
Personal Creator/Author:
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Messing, Charles G.
Dearborn, John H.
Series Name: NOAA Technical Report NMFS
Number: 91
Date: 1990
Publisher: NOAA/National Marine Fisheries Service
Issuing Agency: United States National Marine Fisheries Service
Subjects: Ecology
Fisheries
Item ID: 2724
Depositing User: Patti M. Marraro
Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2009 01:59
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 18:32
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/2724

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