Himerometra magnipinna [Status Unaccepted]   (A. H. Clark,  1908) (Feather Star)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Crinoidea

Size: Cirri 35 mm to 41 mm long; arms 160 mm long.

Color: The cirri, centro dorsal and division series are pinkish flesh color; the arms are slaty; the proximal pinnules and the outer portion of the middle and outer pinnules are pinkish.

There are about forty-five arms and about thirty cirri; the longest proximal segments are slightly broader than long; the cirri are moderately stout; there are no dorsal spines; the dorsal surface of the short distal segments is convex; the antepenultimate has a small tubercle which quickly becomes obsolete on the one or two preceding.

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Economic Importance and Threats



• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, South Andaman INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • 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
  • Sastry, DRK (2005) Echinodermata of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Bay of Bengal ZSI, Kolkata 1-207 Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Threatened echinoderms of Singapore Available at - www.wildsingapore.com/wildshores/echinodermata/echinodermata.htm
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • 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
  • Clark, AH (1912) The Crinoids of the Natural History Museum at Hamburg The Smithsonian Institution 60(10) 1-33pp Available at - NIO,Goa

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