Biodiversity & Conservation

Starfish, brittlestars, sea urchins & sea cucumbers (Echinodermata)

Feather stars and sea lilies (Crinoidea)

Rosy feather-star
Antedon bifida

Antedon bifida

A feather star
Antedon petasus

Antedon petasus

A crinoid
Leptometra celtica

Leptometra celtica

Starfish, sea stars, cushion stars and brittlestars (Stelleroidea)

Goose foot starfish
Anseropoda placenta

Anseropoda placenta

Common starfish
Asterias rubens

Asterias rubens

A cushion star
Asterina gibbosa

Asterina gibbosa

A cushion star
Asterina phylactica

Asterina phylactica

A sand star
Astropecten irregularis

Astropecten irregularis

Common sun star
Crossaster papposus

Crossaster papposus

Red starfish
Echinaster (Echinaster) sepositus

Echinaster (Echinaster) sepositus

Bloody Henry starfish
Henricia oculata

Henricia oculata

Northern starfish
Leptasterias (Leptasterias) muelleri

Leptasterias (Leptasterias) muelleri

Seven-armed starfish
Luidia ciliaris

Luidia ciliaris

Spiny starfish
Marthasterias glacialis

Marthasterias glacialis

A cushion star
Porania (Porania) pulvillus

Porania (Porania) pulvillus

Purple sun star
Solaster endeca

Solaster endeca

Small brittle star
Amphipholis squamata

Amphipholis squamata

Sand burrowing brittlestar
Acrocnida brachiata

Acrocnida brachiata

A brittlestar
Amphiura chiajei

Amphiura chiajei

A brittlestar
Amphiura filiformis

Amphiura filiformis

A brittlestar
Asteronyx loveni

Asteronyx loveni

A cushion star
Hippasteria phrygiana

Hippasteria phrygiana

Crevice brittlestar
Ophiopholis aculeata

Ophiopholis aculeata

Common brittlestar
Ophiothrix fragilis

Ophiothrix fragilis

Black brittlestar
Ophiocomina nigra

Ophiocomina nigra

Gravel brittlestar
Ophiopsila annulosa

Ophiopsila annulosa

A brittlestar
Ophiopsila aranea

Ophiopsila aranea

Serpentís table brittlestar
Ophiura albida

Ophiura albida

A brittlestar
Ophiura ophiura

Ophiura ophiura

Sea urchins, heart urchins and sand dollars (Echinoidea)

Spiny mudlark
Brissopsis lyrifera

Brissopsis lyrifera

Sea potato
Echinocardium cordatum

Echinocardium cordatum

Edible sea urchin
Echinus esculentus

Echinus esculentus

Purple sea urchin
Paracentrotus lividus

Paracentrotus lividus

Green sea urchin
Psammechinus miliaris

Psammechinus miliaris

Purple heart urchin
Spatangus purpureus

Spatangus purpureus

Northern sea urchin
Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis

Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis

A pea urchin
Echinocyamus pusillus

Echinocyamus pusillus

Sea cucumbers (Holothuroidea)

Cotton spinner
Holothuria (Panningothuria) forskali

Holothuria (Panningothuria) forskali

A sea cucumber
Labidoplax media

Labidoplax media

A sea cucumber
Parastichopus tremulus

Parastichopus tremulus

A sea cucumber
Labidoplax digitata

Labidoplax digitata

Brown sea cucumber
Aslia lefevrei

Aslia lefevrei

A sea cucumber
Cucumaria frondosa

Cucumaria frondosa

A sea cucumber
Leptopentacta elongata

Leptopentacta elongata

Gravel sea cucumber
Neopentadactyla mixta

Neopentadactyla mixta

A sea cucumber
Ocnus planci

Ocnus planci

Sea gherkin
Pawsonia saxicola

Pawsonia saxicola