General Description

Adults with between 10 and 25 arms. Colour orange, brown or yellow, but occasionally purple or white or with bright green tips to the arms. The anal cone is centrally placed on the disc and the mouth lies to one side. The oral pinnules are relatively long and have paired teeth on segments near the tip. Arm up to 23 cm long.


This is the most conspicuous species of crinoids in southern Australia. The body is usually kept hidden in a rock crevice, with only the long arms reaching out into the water to feed.


Southern Australia.


Rocky subtidal reefs, usually in areas with strong wave action or currents, in depths of 0-70 m.

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