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featherstar - Small

featherstar - Small
featherstar - Small
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Ex Tax: €24.39
  • Stock: Call To Order
  • Model: CC134S
  • EAN: 5027656304059

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Color / Form
Tan, Black
Geographic Region
Indo Pacific
Max Size
14 cm
Reef Compatible
Tank Size
100 Lt.
Water Conditions
Fish:PH:8.1-8.4, Sg:1.020-1.02
General Information
Common Name Thorned Starfish, Nodular Sea
Family Oreasteridae
Latin Name Protoreastor nodosus

Feather Stars, also known as sea lilies or feather-stars, are marine animals that make up the class Crinoidea of the echinoderms.

They live both in shallow water and in depths as great as 6,000 meters. Feather Stars are characterized by a mouth on the top surface that is surrounded by feeding arms. They have a U-shaped gut, and their anus is located next to the mouth.

Although the basic echinoderm pattern of fivefold symmetry can be recognized, most crinoids have many more than five arms. Crinoids usually have a stem used to attach themselves to a substrate, but many live attached only as juveniles and become free-swimming as adults.

There are only a few hundred known modern forms, but crinoids were much more numerous both in species and numbers in the past. Some thick limestone beds dating to the mid- to late-Paleozoic are almost entirely made up of disarticulated crinoid fragments.

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