First, the researchers looked at five-armed brittle stars
and discovered a repeated movement in five fan-shaped parts between the arms that shrink and expand, which they named "pumping."
Development of the nervous system in the brittle star
Epizoic Ophiothela brittle stars
have invaded the Atlantic.
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.
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Set on the lee side of the dunes, the brittle stars
take advantage of their elevated position for feeding.
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.g., Brodeur, 2001).
were removed from the substrate, counted, and the volume of the substrate was estimated by measuring displacement volume.
lack the large, specialized eyes that many animals possess.
Bacteria living on the brittle star
give off chemicals to kill other bugs which invade their territory.
Mike Van Keulen, a Marine Biology expert from Murdoch University, told Yahoo7 News the creature was believed to be part of the brittle star
group, which are closely related to starfish.
Previous phylogeographic work on the brittle star
Astrotoma agassizii Lyman, 1875 based on mitochondrial genes suggested isolation across the APF, even though populations in both South American waters and the Southern Ocean are morphologically indistinguishable.
In this study, total polysaccharide from brittle star
[Ophiocoma erinaceus (O.
e new starsh enterprise will allow you to see new species including the common star sh, brittle star
, chocolate knobbed and red knobbed.
Thousands and thousands of tiny red eggs spew into the water from this female brittle star
. If everything goes right, sperm from a male brittle star
will meet the eggs and fertilize them.