This appears to be a member of Charitometridae. Best guess is genus Glyptometra. There are several species known from the Indian Ocean and immediate vicinity at depths >1,000 m. However, the genus is likely oversplit, and the entire family needs revising.
|Date:||12 September 2013|
|Classification:||Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Echinodermata (Echinoderms) > Class Crinoidea (Feather stars, sea lilies) > Order Comatulida (Feather Stars)|
|Behaviour:||Arms raised into water column to feed on plankton as the current passes through the fan shape created by the feather-like arms.|
|Site:||Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Pweza-3|
|Countries:||East Africa > Tanzania|
|Habitat:||Benthic boundary zone|
|Rig:||Deep Sea Metro I|
|Project Partners:||BG Group, Oceaneering|
|Deposited By:||Dr Andrew Gates|
|Deposited On:||14 August 2014|
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