A serpent star, Asteroporpa cf. annulata, clings to the skeleton of bamboo coral. Serpent stars, basket stars, and brittle stars all fall within the class Ophiuroidea.

A serpent star, Asteroporpa cf. annulata, clings to the skeleton of bamboo coral. Serpent stars, basket stars, and brittle stars all fall within the class Ophiuroidea. Image courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, Gulf of Mexico 2017.

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