Serpent star / Schlangenstern

(Ophiarachna affinis and Amphiura sp)

These brittle stars have very long arms, that's why they are also called serpent stars. You can see them mostly at night, during the day they hide in crevices and underneath coral blocks. Some brittlestars such as Amphiura bury in the sand and only show a couple arms above the surface.

Lembeh, Indonesia 2004 and 2005

Nikon Coolpix 5000 in sealux housing and subtronic flash


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