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Brittle star (Ophiothrix sp.) climbing on a soft coral. Brittle stars are echinoderms, relatives of the starfish and sea urchins. They crawl around using their long whip-like arms, and generally feed on carrion and detritus. Photographed in the Egyptian Red Sea.
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