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Old 09-20-2004, 12:11 AM   #1
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Serpent or Brittle Star?

Does anyone know the technical ways to tell the difference between a serpent and a brittle star. I thought my one star was a serpent but I am wondering if he is really a brittle.

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serpent stars have smooth legs and brittle stars have little spikes on them.
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I know that... but are there some species of brittles that have SMALER spikes??? B/c even a serpent has super tiny spikes on it? Anything about their body shape or soemthing.

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AFAIK, they are the same thing (scientifically).

As always, the common names are just there to confuse us.
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