Definition of Basket fish
1. Noun. Any starfish-like animal of the genera Euryale or Astrophyton or Gorgonocephalus having slender complexly branched interlacing arms radiating from a central disc.
Generic synonyms: Echinoderm
Group relationships: Euryalida, Subclass Euryalida
Specialized synonyms: Astrophyton Muricatum
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Literary usage of Basket fish
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1. The Provincetown Book by Nancy W Paine Smith (1922)
"One of its modes of feeding is to raise itself and rest on the tips of its many arms, like an inverted basket, whence the name "Basket-fish," and little ..."
2. A Textbook in General Zoology by Henry Richardson Linville, Henry Augustus Kelly (1906)
"The central disk is more distinct in the basket-fish than in the starfish. The five arms, instead of being single, divide and redivide many times. ..."