Brittle Star

Brittle Star

Observation - Brittle Star - UK and Ireland. Description: Prolific at the bottom of the spring tide. Any stone upended yeilded several stars, many with variations in ID pattern and plenty with damaged or missing limbs Variation in colour here http://www.arkive.org/common-brittlestar/ophiothrix-fragilis/ and

Prolific at the bottom of the spring tide. Any stone upended yeilded several stars, many with variations in ID pattern and plenty with damaged or missing limbs

Variation in colour here
http://www.arkive.org/common-brittlestar/ophiothrix-fragilis/
and this quote "...dense aggregations offshore, with as many as 2000 individuals recorded per square meter.."
No wonder I have no agreements here -
http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/323754