Euryalida Gorgonocephalidae

Gorgon-head Wide-wandering Snake-tail-like Spiny-skinned Animals

The Euryalida are an order of brittle stars, which includes large species with either branching arms (called "basket stars") or long and curling arms (called "snake stars").

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Gorgonocephalidae is a family of basket stars. They have characteristic many-branched arms.

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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