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Starfish (Sea Stars)

Would you like to learn about starfish? Starfish aren't really fish, so they are more properly known as sea stars. Here you can learn more about sea stars, including what they look like, how they feed and how they reproduce. You can also view an image gallery of sea stars.

Starfish Information
A round-up of information about starfish, including facts about starfish species, images, starfish habitat, feeding and reproduction.

Echinoderms - Sea Stars, Sea Urchins, Sand Dollars, Sea Cucumbers, and More
contains 5 classes: Asteroidea (sea stars), Ophiuroidea (brittle stars and basket stars), Echinoidea (sea urchins and sand dollars), Holothuroidea (sea cucumbers) and Crinoidea (sea lilies and feather stars.) They are a diverse group of organisms, containing about 6,000 species.

Class Ophiuroidea - Brittle Stars and Basket Stars
Learn about brittle stars - echinoderms related to sea stars.

Class Ophiuroidea - Brittle Stars and Basket Stars
Learn about Class Ophiuroidea - the group of organisms that contains the delicate-looking brittle stars and basket stars.

Starfish - Marine Life Profile
Here you can learn about starfish - the organisms also known as sea stars. What do starfish look like? How do they eat? Where are they found? Find out here.

Class Asteroidea - the True Stars
The Class Asteroidea is the group of organisms that contain the "true stars" - the starfish, or sea stars. Learn about characteristics of animals in Class Asteroidea.

Do Starfish Have Eyes?
How do starfish see? Do they have eyes? What can they see? Learn about starfish vision here.

Common Sea Star (Asterias rubens)
Profile of the common sea star or northern sea star, including information on classification, diet, reproduction, habitat and distribution.

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