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Gorgonocephalus stimpsoni

(Verrill, 1869)


Henry Jager "Basket Star at Night" It's an incredible opening of those filigrane structures during night. It's only available to one (flashed) shot as it is very light sensitive and folds immediatly to a unattractive clew after the first sign of light. This Basket star is member of the brittle stars (sea stars) with the scientific name of "Gorgonocephalus stimpsoni" Pictured at the Fury Shoals, Red Sea, Egypt.

Scubashooters Dot Net Great moment Henry ... Never been so lucky!

Noriyuki Otani Thank you, Henry, for the amazing photo!

Iris Dielhenn this is really well done! I never succeeded that way ...

Message posted on Scubashooters.net on 05 Feb 2013
Taxonomy
Animalia (Kingdom)
  Echinodermata (Phylum)
    Asterozoa (Subphylum)
      Ophiuroidea (Class)
        Euryalida (Order)
          Gorgonocephalidae (Family)
            Gorgonocephalus (Genus)
              Gorgonocephalus stimpsoni (Species)
Associated Species