BIOTIC Species Information for Antedon bifida
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Researched byJacqueline Hill Data supplied byMarLIN
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General Biology
Growth formPinnate
Radial
Feeding methodPassive suspension feeder
Mobility/MovementCrawler
Environmental positionEpibenthic
Epifaunal
Epilithic
Typical food typesParticulate matter such as detritus and plankton. HabitFree living
BioturbatorNot relevant FlexibilityHigh (>45 degrees)
FragilityFragile SizeMedium(11-20 cm)
HeightInsufficient information Growth RateInsufficient information
Adult dispersal potential1km-10km DependencyIndependent
SociabilityGregarious
Toxic/Poisonous?No
General Biology Additional InformationMobility
Feather-stars are also able to swim short distances by moving the arms up and down through the water.
Biology References Fish & Fish, 1996, Hayward & Ryland, 1995b,
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