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What are Starfish?



Starfish are a sea animal with spiny skin in the shape of a star. They are not really a fish. They are crustaceans. They cannot swim, they crawl and climb.


Most have 5 arms. If a fish bites off one, it can grow a new one! A starfish can survive with only their centre part and one arm! Each arm has a foot at the end with a ‘sucker’ that helps the starfish stick to rocks and catch their food.


A starfish has no eyes. They have special eye spots that sense if it is light or dark. They breathe through their feet. Their mouth is underneath and they eat shellfish. Their skin is not tasty to other fish.


By 4th Class


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