Gorgonocephalus is a genus of a dozen or so Basket Stars who love the cold. They just love it! In the freezing north and frigid south they can be found at very shallow depths. Other species live closer to the equator and must take to the deep sea to avoid the bitter heat.
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Combs don't work so well with dreadlocks. Let alone a Gorgon's snake-hair. In fact, I don't think Medusa looked after her hair at all. Does a load of hissing snakes count as split ends?
Gorgonocephalus Basket Stars really like sponges and corals. At night they climb up them to get into the current and catch food. In the daytime they'll coil up and rest on them or on the ground right next to them. It's like a really perverse version of a guy on a rocking chair with a curled up cat on his lap. Some Basket Stars pick out poisonous sponges to live with so as to dissuade predators.
When Gorgonocephalus meets Gorgonian
Way too many Basket Stars on a Bubblegum Coral
I shall call it the Gorgon Nebula
In, on and under. Basket Stars and sponges do it all!