APHOTOMARINE

An educational resource dedicated mainly to the photography
and diversity of marine life that can be found in coastal waters
and intertidal areas of Great Britain and Ireland by David Fenwick.

Starfish, Brittlestars and Feather-stars (Echinoderm images)
Feather-stars and Sea-lilies (Class Crinoidea)

Articulata (Subclass) > Comatulida (Order) > Comatulidina (Suborder) > Antedonoidea (Superfamily) > Antedonidae (Family)

Antedon
Antedon bifida (Pennant, 1777) - Rosy feather-star

Brittle-stars (Class Ophiuroidea)

Ophiurida (Order) > Ophiurina (Suborder) > Chilophiurina (Infraorder) > Ophiuridae (Family) > Ophiurinae (Subfamily)

Ophiura
Ophiura ophiura (Linnaeus, 1758) - Serpent star

Ophiurida (Order) > Ophiurina (Suborder) > Gnathophiurina (Infraorder) > Amphiuridae (Family)

Acrocnida
Acrocnida brachiata (Montagu, 1804) - A Brittlestar

Amphipholis
Amphipholis squamata (Delle Chiaje, 1828)
- Small brittlestar

Ophiurida (Order) > Ophiurina (Suborder) > Gnathophiurina (Infraorder) > Ophiactidae (Family)

Ophiactis
Ophiactis balli (W. Thompson, 1840)
- Small banded brittle star

Ophiurida (Order) > Ophiurina (Suborder) > Gnathophiurina (Infraorder) > Ophiocomidae (Family) > Ophiocominae (Subfamily)

Ophiocomina
Ophiocomina nigra (Abildgaard, in O.F. Müller, 1789)
- Black brittlestar

Ophiurida (Order) > Ophiurina (Suborder) > Gnathophiurina (Infraorder) > Ophiotrichidae (Family)

Ophiothrix
Ophiothrix fragilis (Abildgaard, in O.F. Müller, 1789)
- Common brittlestar

Starfish (Class Asteroidea)

Forcipulatacea (Superorder) > Forcipulatida (Order) > Asteriidae (Family)

Asterias
Asterias rubens Linnaeus, 1758 - Common starfish

Marthasterias
Marthasterias glacialis (Linnaeus, 1758)
- Spiny starfish

Spinulosacea (Superorder) > Spinulosida (Order) > Echinasteridae (Family)

Henricia
Henricia oculata (Pennant, 1777)
- Bloody henry starfish or Eyed cribella

Henricia sanguinolenta (O.F. Müller, 1776)
- Purple starfish or Northern Henricia

Valvatacea (Superorder) > Paxillosida (Order) > Astropectinidae (Family)

Astropecten
Astropecten irregularis (Pennant, 1777) - A Sand star

Valvatacea (Superorder) > Paxillosida (Order) > Luidiidae (Family)

Luidia
Luidia ciliaris (Philippi, 1837) - Seven-armed starfish

Valvatacea (Superorder) > Valvatida (Order) > Asterinidae (Family)

Asterina
Asterina gibbosa (Pennant, 1777)
- Cushion star or Gibbous starlet

Asterina phylactica Emson & Crump, 1979
- Small cushion star or Green starlet

Valvatacea (Superorder) > Valvatida (Order) > Solasteridae (Family)

Crossaster
Crossaster papposus (Linnaeus, 1767)
- Common sun star

Starfish - Other Images

European Names - Starfish, Sea Stars, Stelle di mare, Zeesterren, Etoiles de mer, Estrellas de mar, Stelle di mare, Echinoderms, Stachelhauter, Stekelhuidigen, Brittlestars and Crinoids, Schlangen und Haarsterne, Brokkel en Haarsterren, Ophiures et Comatules, Ofiuras y Comatulas, Ofiure e Crinoidi, Echinodermes, Equiinodermos, Echinodermi.

Sealife Survey
Record UK marine life using the the Marine Biological Association's Sealife Survey (external link)

 

 

Starfish Brittlestar and Featherstar images echinodermata UK