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Here's a great picture of the UNDERSIDE of a feather star. See those tentacle-like things wrapped around the whip coral? Those are called "cirri". Those are the "feet" that adhere the remainder of the animal to its perch. This image by "sabahsharky"
A stunning image of Oxycomanthus bennetti from Indonesia by il Cosaro.
More close ups! Neat crinoid close up of the arm. Yellow tips on purple pinnules and arms.
Yellow arms by Friscodive
A stunning shot of a red-white crinoid by Russel Taylor
Two photos of crinoids from the Philippines by Courtney Platt
A neat red/yellow crinoid from the Philippines Image by Jex207
There's a shrimp in this..but mostly I just think the arms are amazing. Photo by MerMate
One showing nice detail of the segmentation present on each individual arm
And a fossil for comparison. Note that the cup is upside down. Photo by zxgirl
And one of these days I will follow up with the commensals that live on crinoids! The mimicry is stunning...