Supriya Ghosh

Astroboa nuda

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Kingdom  Animalia
Suborder  Euryalina
Phylum  Echinodermata
Rank  Species
Class  Ophiuroidea
Family  Gorgonocephalidae
Genus  Astroboa
Order  Phrynophiurida
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Similar  Astroboa, Gorgonocephalidae, Astrospartus mediterraneus, Astrophyton, Basket star

Astroboa nuda

Astroboa nuda is a basket star from Gorgonocephalidae family. Its large arms (up to 1.0 metre (3.3 ft) armspread) are highly branched. It inhabits reef slopes exposed to current in diverse places such as the Red Sea and New Caledonia. During the day it coils into tight ball. At night it spreads arms to form a basket to feed on plankton.


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