Ophiurida (Brittlestars) is an order of echinoderms. There are 480 species of Brittlestars, in 61 genera and 5 families. This order has been around since the devonian period. It includes groups like Ophiosphalmidae, Ophiomusaidae, and Ophiopyrgidae. They have sexual reproduction. They are slow moving animals.

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  • Definition: Capable of creating a new organism by combining the genetic material of two gametes, which may come from two parent organisms or from a single organism, in the case of self-fertilizing hermaphrodites.
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EOL has data for 14 attributes, including:

Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of brittlestars. View this species on GBIF