Dancing Queen - Brittle Star / North Sulawesi, Bali, Indonesia

Dancing Queen - Brittle Star / North Sulawesi, Bali, Indonesia

oldbookillustrations:  Crinoids, sea urchin (cidaridae), and Brittle star. Paul Flanderky, from Brehms Tierleben (Brehm’s animal life) first volume, under the direction of Alfred Edmund Brehm, Leipzig & Vienna, 1918. (Source: archive.org)

oldbookillustrations: Crinoids, sea urchin (cidaridae), and Brittle star. Paul Flanderky, from Brehms Tierleben (Brehm’s animal life) first volume, under the direction of Alfred Edmund Brehm, Leipzig & Vienna, 1918. (Source: archive.org)

A brittle star, barely as big as a nickel, crawls across the arm of an 18-inch-wide blue sea star.    photo by Birgitte Wilms (via Photo Tractatus)

A brittle star, barely as big as a nickel, crawls across the arm of an 18-inch-wide blue sea star. photo by Birgitte Wilms (via Photo Tractatus)

FOSSIL BRITTLE STAR PLATE Ophiuroides sp. Ordovician Kataoua Formation, Tremadoc Series, Draa Valley, near Mecissi, Morocco

FOSSIL BRITTLE STAR PLATE Ophiuroides sp. Ordovician Kataoua Formation, Tremadoc Series, Draa Valley, near Mecissi, Morocco

Brittlestar on sponge

The coral reef consists of many animals including brittle stars (a type of star fish) and sponges. A few of these little guys hanging out on the live rock now.

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