Deepest crinoid

Last updated: October 2, 2017 at 3:25 am

9,087 m (29,813 ft) – Unidentified species of stalked crinoid observed by the ROV Kaiko in the northern Izu-Ogasawara Trench, reported in 2009.

PREVIOUS RECORD: 8,210 m (26,936 ft) – Unidentified species, Kermadec Trench (New Zealand), 1951.

Oji, T., Ogawa, Y., Hunter, A., & Kitazawa, K. (2009). Discovery of Dense Aggregations of Stalked Crinoids in Izu-Ogasawara Trench, Japan Zoological Science, 26 (6), 406-408 DOI: 10.2108/zsj.26.406

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