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What a nice "gelycucumber"
Stunning
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De : flmnh-aspidolist [[log in to unmask]] de la part de Yves Samyn [[log in to unmask]]
Envoyé : mardi 21 mars 2017 06:45
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Objet : Re: Pelagothuria

Hi dave et al,

This is amazing! Any idea what they eat and whateats them?

 Cheers 

Yves
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Op 21 mrt. 2017 om 01:17 heeft Pawson, Dave <[log in to unmask]> het volgende geschreven:

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.

 

cheers, Dave.


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?

Alx

Alexander M Kerr
Associate Professor of Biology
Marine Laboratory
University of Guam
Mangilao GU 96913 USA
Tel: 1-671-735-2182/2175
http://www.guammarinelab.org/alexkerr.html

On 21 March 2017 at 04:30, Paulay,Gustav <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

Check this out!

 

From: Miller,Mary V
Sent: Monday, March 20, 2017 2:04 PM
To: Paulay,Gustav <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Pelagothuria

 


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