Pictures of starfish.
Species: There are 1,800-2,000 species of starfish including the Blue sea star, Carpet sea star, Japanese sea star, and Pink sea star.
Lifespan: Starfish can live over 35 years! Generally the larger species live longer than smaller species of starfish.
Size & Weight: The smallest species of starfish isPatiriella Parvivipara, which is only .18 inches! The largest starfish get to be 4-6 ft in diameter!
Habitat: Starfish can be found in oceans all over the world. They live in rocky sea beds, some live in coral beds, while others live in estuaries.
Diet: Most starfish eat mussels, worms, and crustaceans.
Family Life: Though starfish can be found in plentiful numbers, they are not social animals. They reproduce either asexually, by severing a peice of themself off and creating a new starfish, or by letting eggs and sperm off intot he water where they will fertilize with eachother.
If a starfish loses one of its limbs, it can grow it back!
Some starfish use waer to pry opena mussel shell, and then put their stomach inside the shell to start digesting their food!