Phylum Echinodermata > Class Crinoidea > Order Comatulida
Blue feather star
awaiting identification
updated Jan 14
Where seen? This bluish feather star is sometimes seen on some of our shores. Usually on coral rubble or near living reefs.

Features: 10-12cm in diameter. On the upperside, the centre is covered with many dark to black pinnules. The cirri on the underside is banded. With more than 20 arms. Arms are greenish blue, but some were seen with orange and pinkish arms. Each pinnule is often variagated. Some are black or blue with white bands, some with white or orange tips. The overall effect is generally of a bluish-black animal, sometimes with broad whitish portions and orangey tips.

Raffles Lighthouse, Aug 06

Underside

Upperside


Beting Bronok, Jul 07

Beting Bronok, May 06

Beting Bronok, Jun 03


Pulau Ubin, Dec 09

Sisters Island, Aug 08

Pulau Hantu, Jun 08

*Species are difficult to positively identify without close examination.
On this website, they are grouped by large external features for convenience of display.

Blue feather stars on Singapore shores

Photos of Blue feather stars for free download from wildsingapore flickr

Distribution in Singapore on this wildsingapore flickr map


Changi, Jun 09
Photo shared by Loh Kok Sheng on his blog.

Pulau Sekudu, Jul 08
Photo shared by Loh Kok Sheng on his blog.


Tanah Merah, Jul 09
Photo shared by Loh Kok Sheng on flickr.

Tanah Merah, Jul 09
Photo shared by Loh Kok Sheng on flickr.


Sisters Island, Jan 10
Photo shared by Loh Kok Sheng on flickr.

Pulau Hantu, Jun 08
Photo shared by Loh Kok Sheng on flickr.
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