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BRITTLE STARS (Ophiuroidea)
Biodiversity > Marine Life > Echinoderm > Brittle stars

Brittle Stars (Class Ophiuroidea) appear similar to seastars, but careful examination reveals that they have a well-defined central body disc, to which five solid arms are joined. The major organs, such as stomach, digestive glands, respiratory and reproductive organs are inside this central disc. The arms consist of a series of solid segments of skeleton, joined by muscles and ligaments, and in some species the arms are branched.

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