27 Sep '16, 4pm

@FossilLocator some do. Ophiomaza lives commensally on feather stars

@FossilLocator some do. Ophiomaza lives commensally on feather stars

This brittle star lives only in a feather star (Class Crinoidea). It has been seen on many different kinds of feather stars. Features: Whole animal 2-3cm.The spines on the tips of the arms are modified into hooks that help the brittle star cling to the feather star host. The animal is poorly studied but it seems to do no harm to the feather star host.

Full article: http://www.wildsingapore.com/wildfacts/echinodermata/ophi...

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