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Image of a brittle starfish on a piece of coral
Courtesy NOAA Photo Archive
 

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Brittle Star on Coral

One of the most delicate species of starfish is the brittle star. Their long, thin legs enable them to move quickly along the rocks of the reef, where they hunt for microscopic plankton. If a brittle star looses an arm to a predator, the arm will grow back over time. Brittle stars are found in a wide variety of shapes and colors in most of the world's oceans.

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