Brittle Stars in Sao Paulo (image) Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County Caption O. mirabilis clings in multitudes to corals and sponges and reproduces asexually, by splitting in two and regenerating severed body structures. The ability of one star to "clone" vast numbers of identical twins enormously increases the species capacity to proliferate and disperse. Credit Photographed by Alvaro Migotto. Courtesy of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. Usage Restrictions None Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.