Brittle star

Brittle star

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Credit: DR KEITH WHEELER/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Brittle star (Amphipholis squamata) in a rock pool. Brittle stars are marine echinoderms, closely related to starfish. They have five arms radiating from a central disc-shaped body. Their thousands of eggs are on the underside of the arms and disk. Here the central disk is 4 millimetres in diameter.

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Keywords: amphipholis squamata, animal, aquatic, arm, arms, biological, biology, brittle star, echinoderm, echinodermata, fauna, invertebrates, marine, marine biology, nature, ocean, radial symmetry, rock, rock pool, sea, shallows, shore, underwater, wildlife, zoological, zoology

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