Field%20Journal%20page_edited.jpg
Brittle Star

Common Name:

Scientific Name:

Brittle Star

Ophiura ophiura

Type:

Invertebrate

Habitat/ Range:

All major marine provinces

Size:

24 in

Conservation Status:

Unlisted

Did You Know?:

Brittle stars are named for their ability to break off an arm when threatened by predators which they can later regenerate.

You find an echinoderm with five long and slender arms branching off of its center