Parametra orion (Clark, 1907)
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Family:  Thalassometridae ()
Max. size: 
Environment:  benthic; marine; depth range 128 - 306 m
Distribution:  Western Pacific: South China Sea.
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Biology:  Members of the class Crinoidea are gonochoric. During spawning, the pinnule walls rupture and the eggs and sperms are shed into the seawater. Life cycle: Embryos elongate into free-swimming larvae (doliolaria) which later sink to the bottom where they metamorphose into stalked sessile crinoid (Ref. 833).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans: 
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Entered by: Pan-Saniano, Marianne - 11.10.10

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