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Antedon bifida

(Pennant, 1777)

Scubashooters Dot Net From scubashooters.net Editor's Choice ilan lubitz Upload Date: August 26 2013 Scientific Name: antedon bifida Common Name: feather star Location: anilao sun view philippines Diving Center: Lens: 60mm Housing: sea & sea Strobes: nikon sb-104 Date …

Message posted on Scubashooters.net on 26 Aug 2013
Ilan Lubitz Juvenile Feather Star (antedon bifida) on sea star Anilao sun view philippines Nikon D3X. 60mm. 2X-SB-105

Yati Lai Beautiful and nice shot :)

Ilan Lubitz Tnx Yati Lai =D

Kari Chapman Looks like decoration on a fingernail :)

Marc Levenson Absolutely awesome! Love it.

Ilan Lubitz Tnx Marc Levenson (y)

Message posted on Scubashooters.net on 25 Aug 2013
Ilan Lubitz Juvenile Feather Star (antedon bifida) on sea star Anilao sun view philippines Nikon D3X. 60mm. 2X-SB-105

Dusan Zencak that's a very nice find ;) very good eyes & nice photo

Giorgio Cavallaro Uwp (Y)

Message posted on UWphotographers on 25 Aug 2013
Ilan Lubitz Juvenile Feather Star (antedon bifida) on sea star Anilao sun view philippines Nikon D3X. 60mm. 2X-SB-105

Dave Deshotel you've outdone yourself

Ilan Lubitz Tnx Dave =D

Message posted on UW photo - Fotosub on 25 Aug 2013
Erling Svensen I do not find another name for this one than Ancula gibbosa? From Norway, 8 meters of seawater, 2 degrees in the water - today. The nudi only 5 - 7 millimeter long.

David Kipling Certainly looks like it to me, and easier to identify than David Fenwick's specimen ;)

João Pedro Silva I agree it's Ancula gibbosa.

David Fenwick Snr David you'll be relieved to know I've just been on ebay looking at snorkeling equipment. Hopefully I'll find some larger ones just out of my normal range. LOL.

Erling Svensen Jippiiiii, a new specie for me (number 60 aprox. from Norway)

João Pedro Silva David Fenwick Snr, even at the surface, it's better to shoot the subjects submerged to preserve their shape. For instance, this Roboastra europaea was found during the low tide on the beach and the photo was done without any underwater housing (but with external strobes...) from the surface: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jpsilva1971/6824833932/ Out of the water it looks like a psychedelic blob.

David Kipling Dave and I used a Tic Tac mint container as an impromptu mini aquarium for a Goniodoris castanea on an intertidal fieldtrip earlier in the year ;) http://nachtwinkel-helmond.nl/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/TicTac.jpg I've probably got some pics of the tiny wee thing crawling around inside it - advantage being flat sides.

David Fenwick Snr We take out a number of containers with us on the shore; here it was a case of not seeing the slug because of its small size. A few of my best finds have been quite accidental and seen in images after I've got home. A lot of the time when we find a good rock on the shore we actually submerge it in a pool before taking it out to look at it. On muddy sites we'll take containers to fill with seawater and will look at rocks in the containers in clean water rather than have to wait for the water to clear around the rock.

João Pedro Silva "Seen in images after I've got home" is a familiar occurrence. Even on today's dive. Here are a few dozens: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jpsilva1971/sets/72157625904859297/

David Kipling Only time I've even seen Ancula gibbosa (well, it is small!) is on a picture afterwards.

David Kipling (Nice squirts btw João Pedro!)

David Fenwick Snr Fantastic Joao, glad it happens to others as well. LOL.

David Fenwick Snr Think my best one was accidentally taking a cyst of Myzostoma cirriferum on Antedon bifida http://www.aphotomarine.com/starfish_feather_star_rosy_antedon_bifida.html

Message posted on NE Atlantic Nudibranchs on 13 Feb 2013
Animalia (Kingdom)
  Echinodermata (Phylum)
    Crinozoa (Subphylum)
      Crinoidea (Class)
        Articulata (Subclass)
          Comatulida (Order)
            Comatulidina (Suborder)
              Antedonacea (Superfamily)
                Antedonidae (Family)
                  Antedon (Genus)
                    Antedon bifida (Species)
Associated Species