A deep-water stalked crinoid. It is likely to be Bathycrinus carpenterii, which is the larger of the two stalked crinoids known to occur in the cold waters of FSC and Norway. The idenification is not certain as no specimen was collected but the 10 visible arms (because of a split in the basal part of the 5 arms) suggests B. carpenteri rather than the other known species from the area, Rhizocrinus lofotensis, which has no basal split and therefore 5 visible arms.

Item Type:Image
Date:19 May 2006
Copyright:SERPENT Project
Classification:Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Echinodermata (Echinoderms) > Class Crinoidea (Feather stars, sea lilies)
Species:Bathycrinus carpenterii
Site:Atlantic > Norwegian > Edvarda
Site Description:Seafloor
Depth (m):1730
Latitude:64 deg 12' 00" N
Longitude:4 deg 00' 00" E
Countries:Norway > Norwegian Sector
Substratum:Deep sea mud
Rig:Eirik Raude
Project Partners:Statoil, Oceaneering, Ocean Rig
ROV:Magnum 063
Keywords:crinoid bathycrinus
Deposited By:Dr Andrew Gates
Deposited On:18 December 2009

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