Most of them live out of the water, but there is a very interesting animal under the water as well. The starfish is one such animal that has many interesting things that you did not know. The Starfish are beautiful animals that can be a variety of colors, shapes, and sizes. To know some interesting things and Starfish facts read out this list of true and interesting facts about starfish that will amaze you.
☀ The scientific name for a starfish is Protoreaster Nodosus.
☀ A starfish is an echinoderm.
☀ Depending on the species starfish can be between 4-11 inches big.
☀ There are many species of starfish that are deadly to humans, such as the crown of thorns, the sun star, the spiny sun star and the leather star.
☀ There are around 2,000 species of sea star.
☀ The sunflower star is the largest Starfish in the world.
☀ The Starfish is sometimes eaten in China, Micronesia and Japan.
☀ The Starfish is al called Sea Star.
☀ The Starfish is a carnivore who likes to eat clams, shells, and mussels.
☀ The starfish has two stomachs.
☀ The Starfish is intensely hard to kill.
☀ The largest populations of starfish live in the Indian and Pacific oceans.
☀ The female sea star can produce millions of eggs.
☀ The Coscinasterias Calamaria starfish has eleven arms.
☀ The colorful skin of Starfish helps them in camouflaging to betray their hunters and attackers.
☀ The average lifespan of a Starfish is 35 years.
☀ Starfish’s closest relatives are sand dollars, sea urchins, and sea cucumbers.
☀ Starfish with forty arms is called “sun star”.
☀ Starfish usually have five arms.
☀ Starfish move using tube feet, which are located on their underside.
☀ Starfish have no teeth.
☀ Starfish have no brain and no blood.
☀ Starfish has spiny ridges on their skin which is made of calcium carbonate.
☀ Starfish has an eye spot at the end of each arm.
☀ Starfish eat with their stomachs.
☀ Starfish doesn’t possess fins, gills and they don’t even move like fish.
☀ Starfish do not have bones.
☀ Starfish come in many different colors like blue, green, white, red, pink, orange, yellow, brown, purple and black.
☀ Starfish cannot survive in fresh water.
☀ Starfish can weigh up to 11 pounds.
☀ Starfish can sense light with the help of an eyespot.
☀ Starfish can reproduce sexually and asexually.
☀ Starfish can Regenerate lost Arms.
☀ Starfish can easily generate glue with their tube feet.
☀ Starfish can change gender from male to female or female to male at any time.
☀ Starfish can be found below 6,000 meters of the ocean surface.
☀ Starfish belong to a large group of marine animals called echinoderms.
☀ Patiriella parvivipara is the smallest Starfish in the world.
☀ On an average, it grows to a length of about 8 inches.
☀ It takes about a year to regenerate their lost arm.
☀ Instead of having eyeballs, starfish has an eye-spot.
☀ Starfish gets its shape from its exoskeleton.
☀ If a starfish is caught by a predator they will drop their arms to escape then grow them back.
☀ Female starfish can make millions of eggs.
☀ A Starfish in not a fish, actually it is related to sand dollars and sea urchins.