brittle star


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Synonyms for brittle star

an animal resembling a starfish with fragile whiplike arms radiating from a small central disc

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Here, we address the question of genetic connectivity in the brittle star A.
Conclusion: These results represented further insights into the chemopreventive potential of brittle star as a valuable source of unknown therapeutic agents against human cervical cancer.
Brittle Star also features a small host of dualities.
During an expedition to the shelf edge of the Great Barrier Reef, scientists captured the first images of the life associated with rolling undersea dunes and discovered a large community of aggregated brittle stars that have spectacular luminescent behaviour.
Similarly, high-density aggregations of brittle stars and brachiopods in boulder-cobble areas and fields of sea pens and sea urchins in sand and mud habitats also may provide space and structure for other organisms (e.
Conclusion: Taken together, the apoptosis inducing effect of brittle star polysaccharide via intrinsic pathway confirmed the anti tumor potential of marine polysaccharide.
The brittle star Ophiothrix fragilis (Abildgaard, 1789) occurs in high densities throughout the English Channel-North Sea region where the major populations are known and have been studied throughout the late 19th and 20th centuries (Allen, 1899; Warner, 1970; Holme, 1984; Davoult et al.
If everything goes right, sperm from a male brittle star will meet the eggs and fertilize them.
Finally, the ciliated postero-lateral arms are retained, which may provide the juvenile brittle star with mobility for a brief presettlement exploration of the substrate.
Moreover, cloning in laboratory cultures of the planktotrophic larvae of the brittle star Ophiopholis a culeata from the northern Pacific has been reported (Balser, 1998).
Munoz found that these lionfish had been eating the occasional sea urchin, brittle star, crab, shrimp, and mollusk.
The lecithotrophic larvae of the Australian brittle star Ophionereis schayeri possess such features, and the early development of this species was documented by light and scanning electron microscopy.
Feeding biology of the Antarctic brittle star Astrotoma agassizi (Echinodermata: Ophiuroidea).
Without these astonishing submerged landscapes there simply wouldn't be any fish, let alone fantastic jewel anemones, seahorses, dolphins, brittle stars among all the other wild and extraordinary creatures which are part of a healthy marine ecosystem.
Caption: Glass sponges, which provide habitat for feather and brittle stars in frigid Antarctic waters, flourished following the collapse of the Larsen A ice shelf.