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Fancy Brittle star

Ophiure protoreaster

Description:

A brown starfish with dark pattern, rounded central disc. The legs are long and banded with light and dark brown coloration with spines that aid the starfish in finding food.

Habitat:

Spotted at Nusa Dua, bali during low tide, costal reef area. The Fancy Brittle Star originates from the reefs of Tonga and the Indo Pacific.

Notes:

It is nocturnal and often hides under the rocks during the day. At night, it comes out to eat detritus and small organisms. Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Echinodermata Subphylum: Asterozoa Class: Ophiuroidea

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JordiPrats
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Bali, Indonesia

Spotted on Feb 16, 2015
Submitted on Apr 2, 2017

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