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Brittle Stars

Group: Class Ophiuroidea

Description: With long slender arms, Brittle Stars are mostly nocturnal animals where they feed on organic material on the seafloor, whilst during the day they are often found under rocks . They can shed the ends of their arms and some Brittle Stars bio-luminesce as a decoy for predators.

Type: Echinoderms – Other
Where to find: Intertidal, Subtidal Reefs
Size: 20cm