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Brittle Star

Ophiuroids

Description:

Brittle Stars are closely related to Starfish. They crawl across the seafloor using their flexible arms for locomotion. They generally have five long slender, whip-like arms which may reach up to 60 centimetres in length. They are also known as serpent stars.

Notes:

I saw many Brittle Stars in a tidal pool at Neil Island. They seemed to be fairly common there. Every time they sensed someone approaching them, they would crawl under a crevice in the rocks.

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আন্দামান ও নিকোবর দ্বীপপুঞ্জ, India

Spotted on Feb 21, 2013
Submitted on Aug 13, 2013

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