High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Brittle stars, or
ophiuroids, are echinoderms, closely related to sea stars. They
crawl across the seafloor using their flexible arms for locomotion.
The ophiuroids generally have five long slender, whip- like arms
which may reach up to 60 centimetres (24 in) in length on the
largest specimens. They are also known as serpent stars.
Ophiuroidea contains two large clades, Ophiurida (brittle stars)
and Euryalida (basket stars). Many of the ophiuroids are rarely
encountered in the relatively shallow depths normally visited by
humans, but they are a diverse group. There are some 1,500 species
of brittle stars living today, and they are largely found in deep
waters more than 500 metres (1,650 feet) down.
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