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Contact: Terry Collins
Census of Marine Life

Brittlestar City (2 of 2)

Caption: Brittlestar City. Densely packed brown-black brittlestar species, likely Ophiacantha otagoensis or Ophiacantha fidelis, found living arm tip to arm tip on the sand and cobble substrate of the peak.

Credit: NIWA 2008

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