APHOTOMARINE

An educational resource dedicated mainly to the photography
and diversity of marine life that is found in the coastal waters
and rockpools of south-west England. Images by David Fenwick.

Starfish, Sea urchin, Sea cucumber and Gherkin Images UK (Echinoderms)
Feather-stars and Sea-lilies (Class Crinoidea)

Articulata (Subclass) > Comatulida (Order) > Comatulidina (Suborder) > Antedonoidea (Superfamily) > Antedonidae (Family)

Antedon
Antedon bifida (Pennant, 1777) - Rosy feather-star

Brittle-stars (Class Ophiuroidea)

Ophiurida (Order) > Ophiurina (Suborder) > Chilophiurina (Infraorder) > Ophiuridae (Family) > Ophiurinae (Subfamily)

Ophiura
Ophiura ophiura (Linnaeus, 1758) - Serpent star

Ophiurida (Order) > Ophiurina (Suborder) > Gnathophiurina (Infraorder) > Amphiuridae (Family)

Acrocnida
Acrocnida brachiata (Montagu, 1804) - A Brittlestar

Amphipholis
Amphipholis squamata (Delle Chiaje, 1828)
- Small brittlestar

Ophiurida (Order) > Ophiurina (Suborder) > Gnathophiurina (Infraorder) > Ophiocomidae (Family) > Ophiocominae (Subfamily)

Ophiocomina
Ophiocomina nigra (Abildgaard, in O.F. Müller, 1789)
- Black brittlestar

Ophiurida (Order) > Ophiurina (Suborder) > Gnathophiurina (Infraorder) > Ophiotrichidae (Family)

Ophiothrix
Ophiothrix fragilis (Abildgaard, in O.F. Müller, 1789)
- Common brittlestar

European Names - Brittlestars and Crinoids, Schlangen und Haarsterne, Brokkel en Haarsterren, Ophiures et Comatules, Ofiuras y Comatulas, Ofiure e Crinoidi.

Starfish (Class Asteroidea)

Forcipulatacea (Superorder) > Forcipulatida (Order) > Asteriidae (Family)

Asterias
Asterias rubens Linnaeus, 1758 - Common starfish

Marthasterias
Marthasterias glacialis (Linnaeus, 1758)
- Spiny starfish

Spinulosacea (Superorder) > Spinulosida (Order) > Echinasteridae (Family)

Henricia
Henricia oculata (Pennant, 1777)
- Bloody henry starfish or Eyed cribella

Henricia sanguinolenta (O.F. Müller, 1776)
- Purple starfish or Northern Henricia

Valvatacea (Superorder) > Paxillosida (Order) > Astropectinidae (Family)

Astropecten
Astropecten irregularis (Pennant, 1777) - A Sand star

Valvatacea (Superorder) > Paxillosida (Order) > Luidiidae (Family)

Luidia
Luidia ciliaris (Philippi, 1837) - Seven-armed starfish

Valvatacea (Superorder) > Valvatida (Order) > Asterinidae (Family)

Asterina
Asterina gibbosa (Pennant, 1777)
- Cushion star or Gibbous starlet

Asterina phylactica Emson & Crump, 1979
- Small cushion star or Green starlet

Valvatacea (Superorder) > Valvatida (Order) > Solasteridae (Family)

Crossaster
Crossaster papposus (Linnaeus, 1767)
- Common sun star

Starfish - Other Images

European Names - Starfish, Sea Stars, Stelle di mare, Zeesterren, Etoiles de mer, Estrellas de mar, Stelle di mare

Sea Urchins (Class Echinoidea)

Euechinoidea (Subclass) > Carinacea (Infraclass) > Echinacea (Superorder) > Camarodonta (Order) > Echinidea (Infraorder) > Echinidae (Family)

Echinus
Echinus esculentus Linnaeus, 1758
- Common or Edible sea urchin

Euechinoidea (Subclass) > Carinacea (Infraclass) > Echinacea (Superorder) > Camarodonta (Order) > Echinidea (Infraorder) > Parechinidae (Family)

Psammechinus
Psammechinus miliaris (P.L.S. Müller, 1771)
- Green sea urchin or Purple-tipped urchin

Euechinoidea (Subclass) > Irregularia (Infraclass) > Atelostomata (Superorder) > Spatangoida (Order) > Brissidina (Suborder) > Spatangidea (Superfamily) > Loveniidae (Family) > Echinocardiinae (Subfamily)

Echinocardium
Echinocardium cordatum (Pennant, 1777) - Sea potato

Euechinoidea (Subclass) > Irregularia (Infraclass) > Neognathostomata (Superorder) > Clypeasteroida (Order) > Scutellina (Suborder) > Laganiformes (Infraorder) > Echinocyamidae (Family)

Echinocyamus
Echinocyamus pusillus (O.F. Müller, 1776) - Pea urchin

European Names - Urchins, Seeigel, Zee-egels, Oursins, Erizos, Ricci di mare.

Sea Cucumbers and Gherkins (Class Holothuroidea)

Aspidochirotida (Order) > Holothuriidae (Family)

Holothuria
Holothuria (Panningothuria) forskali Delle Chiaje, 1823
- Cotton spinner or Black sea cucumber

Dendrochirotida (Order) > Cucumariidae (Family)

Aslia
Aslia lefevrei (Barrois, 1882) - Brown sea cucumber

Ocnus
Ocnus lacteus (Forbes & Goodsir, 1839)
- A Sea cucumber

Pawsonia
Pawsonia saxicola (Brady & Robertson, 1871)
- A Sea gherkin

Dendrochirotida (Order) > Phyllophoridae (Family)

Thyone
Thyone fusca Pearson, 1903 - A Sea cucumber
Thyone roscovita Hérouard, 1889 - A Sea cucumber

Photography of juvenile specimens
Juvenile Sea gherkin from Newlyn Marina, 11.07.15.
Juvenile Sea gherkin from Newlyn Marina, 23.07.15.

Various images of Sea cucumbers and gherkins

European Names - Sea Cucumbers, Sea Gherkins, Seegurken, ZeeKomkommers, Concombres, Holothuries, Pepinos, Oloturie.

European Names - Echinoderms, Stachelhauter, Stekelhuidigen, Echinodermes, Equiinodermos, Echinodermi.

 

 

Starfish Sea Urchins Cucumber Gherkin Images UK