Brittle star wrapped round a sea squirt

Brittle star wrapped round a sea squirt

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Credit: GEORGETTE DOUWMA/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Brittle star (Ophiothrix sp., red) wrapped around a sea squirt, or tunicate, (Rhopaleae crassa, blue). The brittle star is a relative of the starfish. It has thin arms that it uses for locomotion. A sea squirt is a sessile filter- feeding animal. Photographed off Indonesian Borneo.

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Keywords: arm, arms, biological, biology, borneo, brittle star, echinoderm, indonesia, invertebrates, marine, marine biology, nature, ophiothrix sp., rhopalaea crassa, sea squirt, spiky, spiny, tropical, tunicate, underwater, zoological, zoology

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