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Dangerous But Delicate Sea Star

The velcro sea star (Stylasterias forreri), also known as the long-armed, black sea star or fish-eating star, is a subtle but deadly predator. Its usual prey includes snails and chitons but it can even capture vertebrates (animals with spines) thanks more »

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Are Basket Stars, Sea Stars?

The basket star, Gorgonocephalus eucnemis, is basically a fancy brittle star. After attaching to a rock or other firm substrate, an adult basket star will spread its five intricately branched arms into the water to catch tiny zooplankton (crustaceans, arrow more »

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