Feather Stars (Comasteridae)
Crinoids, Sea Lilies, Storked Sea Lilies, Feather Star Criniod, Feather Starfish, Yellow Criniod, Golden Noble Crinoid, Golden Crinoid, Noble Bushy Feather Star, Yellow Feather Star.
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Also known as Crinoids, Sea Lilies, Storked Sea Lilies, Feather Star Criniod, Feather Starfish, Yellow Criniod, Golden Noble Crinoid, Golden Crinoid, Noble Bushy Feather Star and Yellow Feather Star.
Found singly or in groups on high coral outcrops and ledges in current prone areas of the reef.
At night they can be found free swimming hunting for food.
This feather star comes in various colours, bright yellow, black/white and green/yellow.
They feed on plankton.
Length - 40cm
Depth - 5-25m
Feather stars are usually found curled up during the day, but at night they extend their feathery arms to catch plankton in the currents.
They float, crawl, roll, walk or even swim through the current to different locations.
Some small animals like clingfish and crustaceans can be found in the arms of feathers stars.
Feather stars have both their mouth and anus on the upper surface.
Very much like sea stars if their arms are damaged they can regenerate at will.
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