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Title: The Crinoid Fauna (Echinodermata: Crinoidea) of Palau.
Authors: Messing, Charles G.
LC Subject Headings: Natural history--Periodicals.
Science--Periodicals
Natural history--Pacific Area--Periodicals.
Issue Date: Jan-2007
Publisher: Honolulu, University of Hawaii Press
Citation: Messing CG. The Crinoid Fauna (Echinodermata: Crinoidea) of Palau. Pac Sci 61(1): 91-112.
Series/Report no.: vol. 61, no. 1
Abstract: Taxonomic revisions and a recent survey using scuba place the number of shallow-water (<50 m) crinoid species known from Palau at 22. Five are new records: Clarkcomanthus littoralis, Comanthus suavia, Alloeocomatella pectinifera, Oxycomanthus comanthipinna, and O. exilis. A submersible survey (to 310 m) recovered five additional new records, four of which are the first representatives of their families from Palauan waters: Eudiocrinus venustulus (Eudiocrinidae), Glyptometra sp. (Charitometridae), Cosmiometra belsuchel Messing, n. sp. (Thalassometridae), and Porphyrocrinus verrucosus (Phrynocrinidae), the first stalked crinoid recorded from Palau. Two of the three specimens of the latter have regenerating crowns, suggesting that this species may be subject to substantial predation or an unstable environment.
Description: v. ill. 23 cm.
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Pages/Duration: 22 p.
URI/DOI: http://hdl.handle.net/10125/22600
ISSN: 0030-8870
Appears in Collections:Pacific Science, Volume 61, Number 1, 2007



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