• Starfish, Orange Knobby

Starfish, Orange Knobby

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Also known as Starfish, Knobby Starfish, Red Knobby Starfish, Orange Knobby Star, Red Thorny Sea Star, Red Thorny Starfish, Red Thorn Back Starfish, Red Spiny Starfish and Flame Red Thorny Starfish. Found singly or in groups over sand, coral, rubble and mangrove areas. Colour varies. They feed on molluscs, worms, detritus and sponges. Length - 7cm Depth - 0-75m Widespread Western Central Atlantic & Caribbean Sea Stars have remarkable regenerative powers, when attacked and damaged by predators they are able to grow new arms. They usually have five arms but have been found with 4 or 6 arms, this may be because more than one arm has been damaged at one time! Sometimes small parasitic limpets can be found on the underside of arms which can deform the arms. They possess a cleverly evolved arsenal of hydraulic tube feet connected to an elaborate water-vascular system that encircles the animal's mouth and extends via five radial canals down the centre of each arm. Their mouth is underneath, but their prey is absorbed outside their mouths by forcing out their digestive organs from their stomach. Sea Stars are carnivores and feed on almost any food including molluscs, worms, detritus a(more...),,,,,,-->

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