Starfish (Sea Star)

 

Starfish or Sea Star is not really a fish According to “Animal Planet” (2013), “Starfish, or Sea Star, a bottom-dwelling marine animal. Despite its name, the starfish is not a fish; it is an echinoderm, a type of marine animal that is spiny-skinned. There are about 2,000 species, found in all seas, and most often near rocky shores. Starfish typically have five or more tapering arms radiating from a central point. The mouth is in the center on the underside. Extending from the mouth to the tip of each arm are grooves lined with tube-like feet. In certain species, the feet have suction disks. The starfish uses its feet to crawl along the ocean bottom. When an arm is lost, a new one soon grows in its place. Most starfish are brightly colored; red, orange, yellow, and pink are common colors. They vary in size from less than 1/2 inch (13 mm) across to more than four feet (1.2 m)” (Starfish). I love starfish/Sea Star just as much as mermaids. These can be found on the beach they come in an assortment of different colors and sizes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Animal Planet. (2013). Retrieved from http://animal.discovery.com/marine-life/starfish-info.htm

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