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Basket Stars, (Gorgonocephalus arcticus), Ophiuroidea, Phrynophiurida, Gorgonocephalidae
Code Number:
AAOV01P05_18
Title:
Basket Stars, (Gorgonocephalus arcticus), Ophiuroidea, Phrynophiurida, Gorgonocephalidae
Even though this looks like some kind of underwater shrub, Basket Stars are in fact carnivorous animals with five branching arms that extend and form a net to capture prey. This amazing animal lives in cold waters from the North Atlantic to Siberia.

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Echinodermata
Class: Ophiuroidea
Order: Phrynophiurida
Suborder: Euryalina
Family: Gorgonocephalidae
Genus: Gorgonocephalus
Species: Gorgonocephalus arcticus
(Leach, 1819)
Keywords:
Echinodermata, Echinoderm, Invertebrates, Eukarya, Animalia, Eumetazoa, Deuterostoma, Animal, marine, Sealife, Fauna, species, sea creature, biological
Image by:
Wernher Krutein

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