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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The creature was actually a basket star, related to the starfish.
Criteria Taxa n Size Complex morphology Black coral 135 X X (Antipathes dendrochristos) Flat sponge 4240 X Barrel sponge 2138 X Vase sponge 1167 X Sea pen 9726 X (Subselliflorae) Basket star (Gorgonocephalus eucnemis) 733 X X White-plumed anemone 57 X (Metridium farcimen) Foliose sponge 1259 X Shelf sponge 139 X Gorgonian 27 X (Gorgonacea) Crinoid 174,231 X (Florometra serratissima) Brittle star (Ophiuridae) 207,667 Fragile sea urchin 18,363 (Allocentrotus fragilis) White sea urchin 45,092 (Lytechinus anamesus) Brachiopod 56,924 (Order Terebratulida) Density (no.
Areas that include fjord habitats with very high rocky reef complexity and a high diversity of rockfishes, corals, sponges, and basket stars.