How long do brittle stars live?
Brittle Stars live for ??????? I was asking the same question myself. Look it up on ask.com. maybe it will help.
wow! go to wikipedia! they live up to 5 years your welcome
Brittle stars, or ophiuroids are echinoderms, closely related to sea stars. The ophiuroids generally have five long slender, whip-like arms which may reach up to 60 centimeters (2 feet) in length on the largest specimens. They are also known as serpent stars. There are some 1,500 species of brittle stars living today, and they are largely found in deep waters more than 500 metres (1,650 feet) down.
Because brittle stars are very fragile. Interestingly, Brittle stars use this fragility to defend themselves by easily losing arm segments or even entire arms. This strategy works because they are also able to regenerate these lost parts. They use their brittle quality and regenerative powers, in a way similar to that of some lizards, who lose part of their tails to confuse, appease, and evade predators. Brittle stars, Ophiuroids, are echinoderms, closely related to basket…
They are preyed upon by shells (like the Triton shell), some fish (like the trigger fish), crabs and shrimps and by other echinoderms like starfish which are carnivorous. From another source: Creatures that snack on brittle stars include fish, crabs, hermit crabs, mantis shrimp and even sea stars and other brittle stars.
Brittle stars are actually part of the Echinoderm Phylum. They have an endoskeleton made of calcium plates. Brittle stars typically live on the ocean floor in crevices or holes. The move quickly and scoop food using their tentacles. They are also capable of regeneration if a tentacle is damaged.many people are confused them with arthropods because their skeleton is like them and their body is soft but that's absolutely wrong. Infact Echinoderm Phylum is very…