Brittle star

Brittle star

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Credit: GEORGETTE DOUWMA/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Brittle star. This marine invertebrate is related to starfish. It has five flexible arms radiating from a central disc-shaped body, which means that unlike starfish it can use its arms to walk on the sea floor. Its mouth is underneath its body. Some brittle stars scavenge on debris on the sea floor, while others use their arms to filter food from the water. Photographed off Papua New Guinea.

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Keywords: 1, animal, asia, asian, asterozoa, biological, biology, brittle star, echinoderm, echinodermata, echinoderms, fauna, indo-pacific, invertebrate, marine biology, nature, ocean, one, ophiuroid, ophiuroidea, ophiuroids, papua new guinea, papua new guinean, sea, single, under water, underwater, wildlife, zoological, zoology

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