The coral reef consists of many animals including brittle stars (a type of star fish) and sponges. Adrienne Rodriguez-Keenan via Karen Haines onto Absolutely Natural Show Us The Love Pinterest contest 2013
Brittle stars have very fragile-looking, worm-like arms. Brittle stars and basket stars are echinoderms that belong to the Class Ophiuroidea, which contains thousands of species. These animals are sometimes referred to as ophiuroids.