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Deep Sea Brittle Star

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Brittle stars have a center body and five long, spiny arms. They look less like a star and more like a group of five spiky worms. They either live on coral or directly on the sea floor, feeding on particles in the water or deposits on the ground. They range in color from brown to red and there are over 2,000 species in existence.

  1. 1. How many species of deep sea brittle star are there?
    1. a. 3000
    2. b. 2000
    3. c. 1000
  2. 2. What covers the body of a deep sea brittle star?
    1. a. Grooves
    2. b. Spikes
    3. c. Bumps
  3. 3. How many arms does a deep sea brittle star have?
    1. a. 6
    2. b. 5
    3. c. 4