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S-11B

Starfish - Variety 6"-8" Multi-legged Sunflower

S-11B

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Starfish - Sugar, Multi-legged, Finger, and Bat

The common starfish, common sea star or sugar starfish is the most common and familiar starfish in the north-east Atlantic. Belonging to the family Asteriidae, it has five arms and usually grows to between 4–12 inches across, although larger specimens are known.

Commonly known as the sunflower sea star, is a large sea star found in the northeast Pacific. The only species of its genus, it is among the largest sea stars in the world, with a maximum arm span of 3.3 ft. Sunflower sea stars usually have 16 to 24 limbs; their color can vary widely. They are predatory, feeding mostly on sea urchins, clams, snails, and other small invertebrates. Although the species had been widely distributed throughout the northeast Pacific, its population has rapidly declined since 2013.

  • The Finger Starfish is also called Pencil Starfish. Their natural color is varied shades of blue to blue gray. They are a tropical species, often sold dyed white.

  • The bat star (Patiria miniata), also known as a sea bat, webbed star, and broad-disk star, is a species of sea star (also called a starfish) in the family Asterinidae. It typically has five arms, with the center disk of the animal being much wider than the stubby arms are in length. Starfish in the picture represent the type of Starfish you will receive.

  • The Starfish you receive may not look exactly like the image.  No two are alike.