In 1999, we found them at the Galapagos from the surface down to more than 2500 feet, often in enormous numbers, but never feeding on the bottom.
From: flmnh-aspidolist [[log in to unmask]] on behalf of Alexander M. Kerr [[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Monday, March 20, 2017 6:19 PM
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Subject: Re: FW: Pelagothuria
Stunning! Anybody know how deep?
Would love to get a subsample o that to see how close it is to Enypniastes and whether or not to sink Pelagothuriidae or break up Elpidiidae. But we didnt see one on the Mariana cruise. Sigh.
Other than Dolf's putatively pelagic crinoids from the Liassic, i believe this is the only echinoderm that is obligately pelagic as an adult?
Alexander M Kerr
Associate Professor of Biology
University of Guam
Mangilao GU 96913 USA
On 21 March 2017 at 04:30, Paulay,Gustav <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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