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This brittle star (Ophioderma panamense) is primarily active at night and actively seeks prey or detritus, engulfing items with a prehensile ray and bringing them to the mouth. Brittle stars are aptly named because their arms are fragile and break apart easily. Although it may loose an arm while escaping from a predator, this species has the ability to regenerate its missing limbs. (photo: Shane Anderson)

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