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Family Comasteridae

Comanthina nobilis

(Carpenter, 1884)

Noble/Yellow Feather Star

Range: Indo-Pacific Ocean

Natural Environment: Inhabits coral reef areas that are rich in corals, gorgonians and coral rubble

General Husbandry: Has a temperature range of 72 to 79°F (22 - 26°C). These are suspension feeders that uncoil or coil its arms to gather extremely fine planktonic food and/or provide locomotion to swim to other areas. Requires very specific water currents in the course of gathering food. Without specific attention to their needs, they slowly digest themselves and disintegrate. Better left in the wild.

Taxonomy: Order: Comatulida

 Comanthina nobilis (Noble/Yellow Feather Star)
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