Echinoderms from Southern New Zealand
Class Crinodea — Comanthus A. H. Clark, 1908 — Comanthus benhami A. H. Clark, 1918
Comanthus A. H. Clark, 1908
Comanthus benhami A. H. Clark, 1918
- Alert stations: 12, three specimens; 32, six specimens.
Observations and colour sketches from life by Mr. W. H. Dawbin record that the feather-star is a chocolate-purple, swims freely, and specimens attach themselves by their cirri to the outside of the dredge-sack. The specimens of both stations are from Doubtful Sound, and were taken nowhere else. The largest measures: R, 145 mm. This is the second record of the species, which is known only from the Southern Fiords.
Comatulidae gen. et sp. indet.—a single specimen from Alert station 11, which has been referred to Dr. A. H. Clark for study.