Capillaster multiradiata [Status Unaccepted]   (Linnaeus)  1758 (Feather Star)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Echinodermata
Class: Crinoidea
Order:Articulata
Family:Comasteridae

Description
Size: Cirri 20 mm long; arms 40-120 mm long.

There are about 17- 25 arms and 21 cirrus segments; arms expand rapidly to about the sixteenth brachial then taper distally; the brachials are strongly convex externally, with a strongly concave anterior border; they are also strongly triangular instead of oblong as usual.


Synonym (s)
Asterias multiradiata Linnaeus, 1758
(Basionym)
Actinometra multiradiata (Linnaeus, 1758)

Common Name (s)
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Ecology

Biogeography



Literature Source(s)
  • (2001) Invertebrate zoology collections Available at - http://goode.si.edu/mcs/iz/Query.php
  • Venkatraman, K; Srinivasan, M; Satyanarayana, CH and Prabhakar D (2002) Faunal diversity of Gulf of Mannar biosphere reserve Conservation area series 15 ZSI 77 pp; VIII pla Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Sastry, DRK (2002) Echinodermata associated with coral reefs of Andaman and Nicobar Islands Zoological Survey of India ZSI 100(3-4) 21-60 Available at - ZSI, Pune
  • Nagabhushanam, AK and Krishnan, S (1993) Observations on the distribution of some of the marine organism inhabiting the inter-tidal zone along the western continental shelf of the Bay of Bengal, with particular reference to the Tamil Nadu coastal strip Records of the Zoological Survey of India 93(3-4) 449-490 Available at - ZSI, Pune
  • Clark, AH (1913) Notes on the recent Crinoids in the British Museum The Smithsonian Institute 61(15) 1-89pp Available at - NIO,Goa

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