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Help with Reef creature identification

Discussion in 'Name that Critter' started by frblais, Apr 13, 2019.

  1. frblais

    frblais Garibaldi

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Calgary, Alberta
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    DSC01096.jpg Searched in many books and online, but can't figure out what this twirly creature is. Saw it on the Great Barrier Reef. Would someone know what it is?
     
  2. CuzzA

    CuzzA Solo Diver

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    Looks like a Crinoid aka Feather Star.
     
  3. JackOfDiamonds

    JackOfDiamonds Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
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    As it was already said above me, its a Crinoid (Feather star)

    More specifically it looks like a Robust feather star (Himerometra robustipinna) based on the yellow outline and dark-ish red color.
     

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