Brittle Star [Ophiura sp.] – Ordovician – Morocco

AVERAGE SIZE:  173mm

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Specimen: Brittle Star
Name: Ophiura sp.
Age: Kataoua, Ordovician
Location Found: Draa Valley, Morocco

Brittle Stars or Ophiuroids (aka Serpent Stars) are echinoderms in the class Ophiuroidea which are closely related to starfish. They generally have five long, flexible, slender, whip-like arms which may reach up to 60cm [24in] in length on the largest specimens, they use these for locomotion to crawl across the sea floor. Over 2,000 species of brittle stars live today with more than 1200 of these species found in deep waters, at greater than 200m deep!

SIMILAR TO SEEN: The image shows an example of the single specimen you will receive. This will be picked from our stock box graded and with a size within the minimum and maximum size range indicated. It will not be the exact specimen in the photo, the colours, shape, size and style may vary as with any natural item. To guarantee the specimen  you receive will be representative by that in photo.