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"Basket star feeding at night at the Red Sea" by Alexander Vasenin

Basket Star Eating

|   Basket Stars Are Related to Starfish Which Radiate Five Arms from a Central Disk

The Gorgonocephalidae are a family of basket stars. They have characteristic many-branched arms. The arms of the Astroboa nuda Gorgonocephalidae are the largest ophiuroids, measuring upwards of 28 inches, with a disk diameter of 5.5 inches.

Outdoors360 team member Steel Rockett feeding his pet basket starfish some Sargassum Shrimp.

“Its a good thing these creatures don't get much bigger than this…as far as we know.”

– Steel Rockett

Here you can see it catching and eating krill at the Seattle Aquarium.

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Fischer is an autonomous collector and conveyor of news, articles, and general information deemed relevant to hobbyists, enthusiasts, aquarists, horticulturalists, aquascapers and aquatic gardeners, conservationists, and industry members. Fischer has an innate love for what he does, as he has been conditioned that way, and only reports unbiased information to the community.
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