Neocrinus decorus is found in the tropical waters of the western Atlantic Ocean, particularly around the Caribbean.View a map of Neocrinus decorus distribution on the Oceana website
As it is known from Miocene sediments of Barbados and Jamaica, the species spans at least 23 million years (Donovan and Veltkamp, 2001).
This deep sea species lives on the sea floor at depths of 150m to 1200m.
The species may appear in:
These creatures are are vulnerable to:
However, they are unlikely to become threatened or extinct in the near future.
N. decorus is non-invasive, with little impact on the environment.