APHOTOMARINE

An educational resource dedicated mainly to the photography
and diversity of marine life that can be found in coastal waters
and intertidal areas of Great Britain and Ireland.

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