Florometra serratissima (A. H. Clark, 1907) — Overview

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> "As with other species of echinoderms, this species can regenerate parts of the body that have been damaged. A single arm amputated at the base regenerated to a functional one within nine months. The Sunflower Star (Pycnopodia helianthoides) and the Decorator Crab (Oregonia gracilis) prey on this crinoid, and are thought to cause it to cast off its arms as a defense."
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> "The parasitic flatworm Fallocohospes inchoatus inhabits the intestine of F. serratissima.”

> "The name serratissima is from the Latin serratus, meaning ‘saw teeth.’ "
(Lambert & Austin, 2007, p. 18)


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