Comanthus parvicirrus   (J. Muller,  1841) (Feather Star)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Echinodermata
Class: Crinoidea
Order:Comatulida
Family:Comasteridae

Image copyrights: Vincent Chalias/St. Amblard - Dr. Thomas Heeger - Matthieu Colombel - Abri sous Roche

Description

Synonym (s)
Actinometra annulata Bell, 1882
Actinometra elongata Carpenter, 1888
Actinometra parvicirra (Muller, 1841)
Actinometra polymorpha Carpenter, 1879
Actinometra quadrata Carpenter, 1888
Actinometra rotalaria Carpenter, 1888
Actinometra valida Carpenter, 1888
Alecto parvicirrus Muller, 1841
(Basionym)
Comanthus annulata (Bell, 1882)
Comanthus intricata A.H. Clark, 1908
Comanthus parvicirra (Muller, 1841)
Comanthus parvicirra comasteripinna Gislen, 1922
Comanthus rotalaria (Carpenter, 1888)
Comanthus timorensis (Muller, 1841)
Comaster tenella A.H. Clark, 1931
Comaster tenellus (A.H. Clark, 1931)
Comatula mertensi Grube, 1875

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Benthic, Coastal

Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA (Record: 1963-1970)
• INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Marine Biological Station, Chennai, Tamil Nadu (2003) Checklist of marine fauna of Tamil Nadu Department of Environment, Government of Tamil Nadu Available at - http://tnenvis.nic.in
  • Abri sous roche Available at - http://www.abrisousroche.com/EauMer/Animaux/Stocks/KitDetritivore/KitInvertebres.html
  • James, DB (1985) Echinoderm fauna of the proposed National Marine Park in the Gulf of Mannar Proceedings of the symposium on endangered marine animals and marine parks Marine Biological Association of India, Cochin, India 1 403-406 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/2360/1/Article_64.pdf
  • Sastry, DRK (2007) Echinodermata of India : An annotated list Records of Zoological Survey of India Occassional paper No. 271 ZSI, Kolkata 1-387 Available at - http://zsi.gov.in/checklist/Echinodermata_India_Checklist.pdf
  • Sealifebase Available at - http://www.sealifebase.org/

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