Common Basket Star
(Gorgonocephalus eucnemis)

image of a Common Basket Star

Image ID: 63-00

Other shots:  image of a Common Basket Star
Comments : There is a lot in this picture besides the basket star (which is one of my favorite stars). The yellow organism on the left looks like a Breadcrumb Sponge (Halichondria panicea). The grey on the right looks like a Lobed Tunicate (Cystodytes lobatus). The white above is probably Plumose anemone (metridium senile).
Common name : Common Basket Star
Scientific Name : Gorgonocephalus eucnemis
Location Found : Hunt Rock, North Vancouver Island, BC, Canada
Actual Size : 9 inches
Camera Used : Canon EOS D30 digital in Ikelite housing
Natural History :