Aquascope Facts

Starfish larvae -
bipinnaria and brachiolaria

Scientific names: Bipinnaria comprises three Latin words: bi- meaning two, pin or pen meaning feather and -aria meaning alike. Brachiolaria originates from the Latin bracchiolum which means little arm.

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