Feather Star

As it clings to a red sea fan, a feather star (Cenometra bella) gently waves its slender arms—filtering bits of food from the water. Also known as sea lilies, feather stars are related to sea stars. Learn more about life on coral reefs in the Coral Reefs section.

Photograph of a many-armed sea star with maroon and white feathery-looking arms, with a deep red sea fan in the background.
Credit: 

Chuck Savall