What is this little star and shell thingies?

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  1. nico.m.ferreira

    nico.m.ferreira

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    I had resently discovered this little starfish like creatures and shell things, I tried to lok them up in my book but can't find them.
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    Looks almost like hydroids but the legs are little long for them ....
     
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    Possibly baby bristlestars?
     
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    Looks like hydroids to me ...the starry thingies
     
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    I also tought litle bristle stars but I don't have one for a very long time.
     
  7. Renier

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    litle bistle stars imo....= good
     
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    those look like brittle stars.
     
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    Can the eggs ly dornement for about a year? the stars don't need a partner to multiply mos?
     
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    Brittle stars. Harmless and good detritivores
     
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    So we are in agreeement that the stars are Brittle stars? what is the little shell things?
     
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    Snails...

    need a pic of the shell for proper ID.
    But it looks like a limpet, and they are algae eaters.
    Is the shell domed shaped, or up to a sharp point.
     
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    do those little star thingies move around? or sit in one place?
     
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    I vote for brittle stars
     

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