basket star

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Synonyms for basket star

any starfish-like animal of the genera Euryale or Astrophyton or Gorgonocephalus having slender complexly branched interlacing arms radiating from a central disc

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Crinoids and basket stars were found on all 17 habitat types but were most dense on either high-relief rock or low-relief mixed rock (Fig.
Several groups of invertebrates were distinguished by their large size, such as black corals, sponges, crinoids, basket stars, anemones, and sea pens.
Similarly, the complex structures of crinoids, gorgonians, black corals, and basket stars may increase the availability of microhabitats and create a high surface area for settlement or retention of other organisms.
Basket stars extend their highly branched arms when feeding at night.
The net picked up fewer invertebrates-usually snow crabs, basket stars, and sea urchins-with each of the dozen passes of the trawl.