Mediterranean Feather Star (Antedon Mediterranea)

Common name: Mediterranean feather star
Latin name: Antedon mediterranea
Class: Crinoidea
Family: Antedonidae

Distribution: Mediterranean.

Habitat: On rocks, stones and seaweeds, on gorgonians in waters down to 40 metres.

Behaviour: Sedentary in early stage, lives free later and climbs over algae and gorgonians via cirri on aboral surface.

Size: Up to 20 cm.

Colour: Yellow, brown, red.