Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Echinodermata > Subphylum Crinozoa > Class Crinoidea > Subclass Articulata > Order Comatulida > Suborder Comatulidina > Superfamily Antedonoidea > Family Antedonidae > Subfamily Antedoninae > Genus Antedon

Antedon bifida (Pennant, 1777)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

Antedonde Fréminville, 1811accepted genus name

Species group names

Asterias bifida Pennant, 1777 basionym
Asterias bifida Pennant, 1777 synonym


Antedon bifida bifida (Pennant, 1777)
Antedon bifida moroccana (AH Clark, 1914)

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 English: rosy feather-star sources: BIOTIC
 English-United States: Rosy Feather-star sources: Charles Hussey
 Swedish: spretig fjäderstjärna


original description

Pennant, T., (1777) British Zoology, vol. IV. Crustacea. Mollusca. Testacea: i-viii, 1-154, Plates 1-93. London.

basis of record

Clark AH, Clark AM (1967) A monograph of the existing crinoids 1(5). Bulletin of the United States National Museum (82):1-860.

additional source

North East Atlantic Taxa

additional source

Hansson, H.G. (2001). Echinodermata, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 336-351

additional source

Southward, E.C.; Campbell, A.C. (2006). [Echinoderms: keys and notes for the identification of British species]. Synopses of the British fauna (new series), 56. Field Studies Council: Shrewsbury, UK. ISBN 1-85153-269-2. 272 pp.

new combination reference

Bell FJ (1889) Report of a Deep-Sea Trawling Cruise off the SW. Coast of Ireland, under the direction of the Rev. W. Spotswood Green, MA., FR. GS. Echinodermata. Annals and Magazine of Natural History (6)4:432-445.





External Links

USNM Invertebrate Zoology Echinodermata Collection
Marine Life Information Network - UK
Biodiversity Heritage Library (82 publications)
Barcode of Life
GenBank (3 nucleotides; 1 proteins)


WoRMS (2014). Antedon bifida (Pennant, 1777). In: Messing, C. (2014) World List of Crinoidea. In: Costello, M.J.; Bouchet, P.; Boxshall, G.; Arvantidis, C.; Appeltans, W. (2014) European Register of Marine Species, accessed through PESI at http://www.eu-nomen.eu/portal/taxon.php?GUID=urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:124201




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