This species of brittlestar (Astroporpa annulata) is related to basketstars and lives clinging to soft corals. The white rings are made up of tiny hooklike spines to help it hang on and capture food. Image courtesy of Project Oceanica.
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Paper nautilus …
The Nautilus, Greek for 'sailor', is a mollusk that has survived unchanged for millions of years. They represent the only living member of the subclass Nautiloidea, and are often referred to as 'living fossils'.