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Antedon petasus Feather Star

Antedon petasusis commonly referred to as Feather Star. Difficulty in the aquarium: Cold water animal. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


Profilbild Urheber Dr. Bernhard Picton, Großbritannien

Foto: Garvellach Islands, West-Schottland, Atlantik


Courtesy of the author Dr. Bernhard Picton, Großbritannien . Please visit www.habitas.org.uk for more information.

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lexID:
11219 
AphiaID:
124210 
Scientific:
Antedon petasus 
German:
Haarstern 
English:
Feather Star 
Category:
Feather Stars 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Echinodermata (Phylum) > Crinoidea (Class) > Comatulida (Order) > Antedonidae (Family) > Antedon (Genus) > petasus (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Düben & Koren, ), 1846 
Occurrence:
the Baltic Sea, the North Sea, European Coasts, Iceland, North Atlantic Ocean, Scandinavia, the British Isles, the Faroe Islands 
Sea depth:
21 - 450 Meter 
Size:
2.76" - 3.94" (7cm - 10cm) 
Temperature:
39.2 °F - 55.4 °F (4°C - 13°C) 
Food:
azooxanthellat, nonphotosynthetic, Copepods, Suspension feeder, Zooplankton 
Difficulty:
Cold water animal 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
More related species
in this lexicon:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2017-11-17 17:44:17 

Info

Very specIal thanks for the first photo of Antedon petasus to Dr. Bernhard Picton!

The colouration occurs in patches of red, brown or white. The underside of the arms have an almost smooth structure.
The feather star posesses 50-100 short banded cirri with 15 segments, which extend from the lower hemispherical plate.
Antedon petasus may be easily confused with the smaller feather star Antedon bifida (Pennant, 1777) which has a banded colour pattern of red, pink, orange or yellow and has less 30 short cirri on the undersurface of the central disc.
Antedon petasus is less common than Antedon bifida, both are found in similar locations, but Antedon petasus is the dominant species in the northern deeper and colder waters.

The European feather star may not be kept in tropic-warm tanks, please let the feather star in the sea.

External links

  1. British Marine Life Pictures (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  2. Encyclodedia of Life (EOL) (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  3. Habitas (Encyclopedia of Marine Life of Britain and Ireland) (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  4. Marine Species Identification Portal (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  5. MarLIN - The Marine Life Information Network (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  6. SeaLifeBase (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  7. The Marine Flora & Fauna of Norway (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  8. Unterwasser-Welt-Ostsee (de). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  9. World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.

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