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See also: brittlestar
- Any of various echinoderms, of the class Ophiuroidea, that resemble starfish and have long, slender arms that regenerate when snapped off.
- 2012, Caspar Henderson, The Book of Barely Imagined Beings, 2013 edition, Granta Books, page 48:
- Recently, explorers discovered a seamount near Antarctica covered in tens of millions of brittle stars packed ray tip to ray tip, in a massive underwater ‘city’, alongside other strange species such as giant bubble gum coral.