Significance to humans

Ophiuroids are of no direct significance to humans except for purposes of scientific research.

Emily Damstra

1. Nighttime feeding posture of snake star striped morph (Astrobrachion constrictum); 2. Feeding posture of Amphiura filiformis; 3. Snake star (A. constrictum) yellow morph coiled up during the day; 4. Northern basket star (Gorgonocephalus arcticus). (Illustration by Emily Damstra)

Emily Damstra

1. Ophiura ophiura; 2. Tropical brittle star (Ophiactis savignyi); 3. Common brittle star (Ophiothrix fragilis); 4. Dwarf brittle star (Amphipholis squa-mata). (Illustration by Emily Damstra)

Essentials of Human Physiology

Essentials of Human Physiology

This ebook provides an introductory explanation of the workings of the human body, with an effort to draw connections between the body systems and explain their interdependencies. A framework for the book is homeostasis and how the body maintains balance within each system. This is intended as a first introduction to physiology for a college-level course.

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