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Brittle Star

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Brittle stars can sometimes be found beneath rocks or in cracks near low water. These lack the strength of common starfish, and mostly get their food by filter feeding.

Crevice Brittlestar.jpg(Photo: Sue Scott)

Brittlestars come in a variety of colours. As the name suggests, the arms of these starfish are quite fragile. 

by Paul Tyler

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