||Sandy or muddy areas characterized by brushy, many-armed echinoderms known as basket stars. Basket stars and the more common
brittle stars are members of the class Ophiuroidea, but the arms of basket stars bifurcate many times to form a large complex
that is reminiscent of a basket. Basket stars are usually larger than brittle stars, and maintain an upright form, generally
clinging to solid objects, conspecifics, or other fauna using their bifurcated arms. In some soft sediment locations, basket
stars form large entangled aggregations consisting of many individuals and covering large areas. Most basket stars are suspension
feeders, but some species are more omnivorous or predaceous.