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Phylum Echinodermata > Class Crinoidea > Order Comatulida
Red feather star
Himerometra robustipinna*
Family Himerometridae
updated Oct 2016
Where seen? This bright red feather star is sometimes seen near living reefs on our Southern shores. Sometimes many small ones are seen on one visit, and then not seen again for some time. At other times, a single large one may be seen.

Features: 6-12cm in diameter. With more than 30 arms. The cirri on the underside is banded. The entire animal usually uniformly red, sometimes bright red, sometimes very dark red. Or mostly red with some yellowish body parts.

Feather friend: Sometimes, a tiny Crinoid shrimp is seen living in this feather star. It closely resembles the feather star in colour and pattern.


Cyrene Reef, Apr 08
 

Well-camouflaged Crinoid shrimp.
Pulau Hantu, Jan 12

Pulau Hantu, Jan 12

*Species are difficult to positively identify without close examination.

On this website, they are grouped by external features for convenience of display

Red feather stars on Singapore shores

Photos of Red feather stars for free download from wildsingapore flickr

Distribution in Singapore on this wildsingapore flickr map


Sisters Island, Aug 07

Photos shared by Loh Kok Sheng on his blog.

St. John's Island, Apr 12
Photo shared by Russel Low on facebook


Lazarus Island, Feb 11
Photo shared by Loh Kok Sheng on flickr

Lazarus Island, Feb 11
Photo shared by Loh Kok Sheng on flickr

Lazarus Island, Feb 11
Photo shared by James Koh on his blog


Kusu Island, Jun 10
Photo shared by Loh Kok Sheng on his blog.

Pulau Tekukor, Jun 16
Photo shared by Loh Kok Sheng on facebook.

Terumbu Raya, Mar 09
Photo shared by Loh Kok Sheng on his flickr.


Pulau Semakau North, Jul 15
Photo shared by Loh Kok Sheng on facebook

Terumbu Bemban, Apr 11

Photo shared by Loh Kok Sheng on his blog.

Terumbu Bemban, Jun 15
Photo shared by Russel Low on facebook


Filmed at Labrador, 2008

red featherstar @ labrador from SgBeachBum on Vimeo.


Filmed at Pulau Hantu, Apr 10

red crinoid from SgBeachBum on Vimeo.


Links

References

  • Lane, David J.W. and Didier Vandenspiegel. 2003. A Guide to Sea Stars and Other Echinoderms of Singapore. Singapore Science Centre. 187pp.
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