basket star


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basket star

n.
Any of various marine echinoderms of the order Euryalida, having slender, branching, interlaced arms.

brit′tle star`

or brit′tle•star`,


n.
any echinoderm of the class Ophiuroidea, having the body composed of a central rounded disk from which radiate long, slender, fragile arms.
[1835–45]
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Noun1.basket star - any starfish-like animal of the genera Euryale or Astrophyton or Gorgonocephalus having slender complexly branched interlacing arms radiating from a central discbasket star - any starfish-like animal of the genera Euryale or Astrophyton or Gorgonocephalus having slender complexly branched interlacing arms radiating from a central disc
echinoderm - marine invertebrates with tube feet and five-part radially symmetrical bodies
Astrophyton muricatum - a variety of basket star
Translations
tête-de-méduse
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However, the animal was identified as a basket star, which belongs to an echinoderm group known as brittle stars, with a disk-shaped body and five flexible arms.
The creature was actually a basket star, related to the starfish.
Areas that include fjord habitats with very high rocky reef complexity and a high diversity of rockfishes, corals, sponges, and basket stars. Understanding of the deep fjord environments is extremely limited as almost no scientific exploration has occurred below 200m depth.