Jurassic starfish

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Enchinodermata, Ophiuriodea (Slangsterren/Brittle star)

A Brittle star. The ocean is filled with endless amounts of interesting creatures

oldbookillustrations:  Crinoids, sea urchin (cidaridae), and Brittle star. Paul Flanderky, from Brehms Tierleben (Brehm’s animal life) first volume, under the direction of Alfred Edmund Brehm, Leipzig & Vienna, 1918. (Source: archive.org)

Crinoids, sea urchin (cidaridae) and Brittle star. Paul Flanderky under the direction of Alfred Edmund Brehm, Leipzig & Vienna.

FOSSIL BRITTLE STAR PLATE Ophiuroides sp. Ordovician Kataoua Formation, Tremadoc Series, Draa Valley, near Mecissi, Morocco

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The Brittle Star by Davina Langdale PB Uncorrected Proof Copy

The Brittle Star by Davina Langdale PB Uncorrected Proof Copy

Calcitic Microlens. Scientists have discovered a species of brittle star, Ophiocoma wendtii, with crystalline microlens plates in its skeleton that focuses light onto nerve bundles located beneath to transmit the optical information to the rest of the body.

Calcitic Microlens. Scientists have discovered a species of brittle star, Ophiocoma wendtii, with crystalline microlens plates in its skeleton that focuses light onto nerve bundles located beneath to transmit the optical information to the rest of the body.

Ruby brittle star on brain coral (Ophioderma rubicundum), Grand Cayman, British West Indies

Ruby brittle star - Phylum Echinodermata will only be found in salt water some species such as sea cucumbers will explode if placed in fresh water.

Dancing Queen - Brittle Star / North Sulawesi, Bali, Indonesia

Species: Brittle Star Ophiothrix family of Sea stars No PS touch, taken in Alung Banoa - Bunaken during Night Dive .

A brittle star, barely as big as a nickel, crawls across the arm of an 18-inch-wide blue sea star.    photo by Birgitte Wilms (via Photo Tractatus)

A brittle star wanders across a blue sea star off the coast of the Solomon Islands (© Birgitte Wilms/Minden Pictures) –

File:Brittle star in motion.theora.ogv

File:Brittle star in motion.theora.ogv

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