Definition of brittlestar in English:


Syllabification: brit·tle·star
Pronunciation: /ˈbritlˌstär


  • An echinoderm related to the starfish, with long, thin, flexible arms radiating from a small central disk.
    • Class Ophiuroidea: Ophiura and other genera
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    • But the flowers are not flowers at all, they are crinoids, animals whose closest relatives include the starfish, brittlestars, sea urchins and sea cucumbers - the echinoderms.
    • Common food items are small crustaceans, worms, brittlestars, sea urchins, and snails.
    • Lightbulb sea squirts, common brittlestars, featherstars of various colours, and northern prawns survey diving passers-by from their rock crevices and ledges.

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