brittle star lives only in a feather
star (Class Crinoidea). It has been seen on many different kinds
of feather stars.
Features: Whole animal 2-3cm.The
spines on the tips of the arms are modified into hooks that help the
brittle star cling to the feather star host. The animal is poorly
studied but it seems to do no harm to the feather star host.
Lighthouse, Jul 06