PORT PHILLIP BAY


Feather Star 

Antedon incommoda Bell, 1888

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Scientific Details

See below for information.

Taxonomy

Phylum:
Echinodermata
Class:
Crinoidea
Order:
Comatulida
Family:
Antedonidae
Genus:
Antedon
Species:
incommoda

Other Names

  • Crinoid

General Description

Small species with 10 arms. Very similar to Antedon loveni except slightly larger, with longer oral (first) pinnules (twice the size of the second, with 15-25 segments) and stouter cirri. Arm up to 5 cm long.

Habitat

Rocky reefs and seagrass beds, to depths of 65 m.

Reefs

Seagrass meadows

Coastal shores

Distribution guide

Southern and eastern Australia.

Species Group

Seastars and allies Feather stars

Depth

Shore (0-1 m)
Shallow (1-30 m)
Deep ( > 30 m)

Water Column

On or near sea floor

Max Size

5 cm

Diet

Plankton or Particles

Commercial Species

No

Global Dispersal

Native to Australia

Species Code

MoV 1869

Identify

Conservation Status

  • DSE Advisory List : Not listed
  • EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
  • IUCN Red List : Not listed

Author

article author O'Hara, T.

Dr. Tim O'Hara is a Senior Curator of marine invertebrates at Museum Victoria.

citation

Cite this page as:
O'Hara, T., 2011, Feather Star, Antedon incommoda, in Taxonomic Toolkit for marine life of Port Phillip Bay, Museum Victoria, accessed 18 Aug 2017, http://portphillipmarinelife.net.au:8098/species/6586

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