Echinodermata: Class Concentricycloidea
The sea daisies, which were discovered in 1986, have disk-shaped flat bodies and are less than 0.39 in. (1 cm) in diameter. The two known species were located on wood found in deep waters off the coasts of New Zealand and the Bahamas. They have a water-vascular system, with tube feet on the body surface around the edge of the disk. They have no obvious arms or mouth, and appear to absorb nutrients through the membrane surrounded their bodies.
- Class Crinoidea
- Class Asteroidea
- Class Holothuroidea
- Class Concentricycloidea
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Class Echinoidea
- Class Ophiuroidea
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