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Nemaster grandis

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lexID:
7108 
Scientific:
Nemaster grandis 
German:
Schwarzweissfederstern 
English:
Black and white crinoid 
Category:
Crinoïdes 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Echinodermata (Phylum) > Crinoidea (Class) > Comatulida (Order) > Comatulidae (Family) > Nemaster (Genus) > grandis (Species) 
Initial determination:
AH Clark, 1909 
Occurrence:
the Netherlands Antilles, Venezuela, Jamaica, Caraïbes, Colombie, Honduras, Nicaragua , Panama, Republique dominicaine 
Size:
20 cm - 30 cm 
Temperature:
22°C - 28°C 
Food:
Filter feeder, le phytoplancton, le zooplancton 
Difficulty:
Pas pour l'aquarium! 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
Related species at
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2014-05-03 21:19:36 

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Clark, 1909

This feather star has forty black arms. The side branches have white tips.
Size: the arms can reach up to 25 cm.

It lives on the reefs. Unlike Davidaster rubiginosa, the Yellow feather star, it attaches itself on the top of the reef, or on sponges, or on sea whips, where it is completely visible.
Depth: ranges from 10 m. down to 40 m.

Source:
Marine Species Identification Portal

Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Echinodermata (Phylum) > Crinozoa (Subphylum) > Crinoidea (Class) > Articulata (Subclass) > Comatulida (Order) > Comatulidina (Suborder) > Comasteroidea (Superfamily) > Comasteridae (Family) > Capillasterinae (Subfamily) > Nemaster (Genus)

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