Himerometra robustipinna   (Carpenter,  1881) (Feather Star)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Crinoidea

Image copyright: Gary Bell

Size: Cirri 30 mm to 35 mm long; arms 140 mm long; Proximal pinnules 20 mm long.

There are thirty cirri, stout; the sixth or seventh-eighth segments are the longest, slightly broader than long to half again as broad as long; the segments in the outer half of the cirri are about twice as broad as long; the outer segments are slightly carinate, the carination on the last six or seven terminating distally in a small spine.

The proximal pinnules are from seventeen to twenty segments, very stout and smooth, distal edges being slightly swollen; all the segments are short, twice as broad as long in the proximal half of the pinnules, becoming as long as broad toward the tip.

Synonym (s)
Actinometra robustipinna Carpenter, 1881
Antedon crassipinna Hartlaub, 1890
Antedon inopinata Bell, 1894
Antedon kraepelini Hartlaub, 1890
Himerometra kraepelini AH Clark, 1907
Himerometra magnipinna AH Clark, 1908
Himerometra pulcher AH Clark, 1912

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Benthic


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands (Lat: 11.12) (Long: 92.82) 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
  • Sealifebase Available at - http://www.sealifebase.org/
  • James, DB (1989) Echinoderms of Lakshadweep and their zoogeography Marine living resources of the union territory of Lakshadweep: An indicative survey with suggestions for development Bulletin of Central Marine Research Institute CMFRI 43 97-144 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/8213/1/Bulletin_No_43.pdf
  • Clark, AH (1913) Notes on the recent Crinoids in the British Museum The Smithsonian Institute 61(15) 1-89pp Available at - NIO,Goa
  • Oceanwide Images Available at - http://www.oceanwideimages.com/

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