Gorgonocephalidae: Brief Summary
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Gorgonocephalidae is a family of basket stars. They have characteristic many-branched arms.
Arms of Astroboa nuda
Gorgonocephalidae are the largest ophiuroids (Gorgonocephalus stimpsoni can measure up to 70 cm in arm length with a disk diameter of 14 cm).
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Ophiurids in which the five arms are very branched. They have rings of little hook-like spines forming bands around the branches of each arm. Most remain hidden during the day but come out at night, extending their arms into the water to trap food particles. Richmond 1997 <282>.
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