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Do Starfish Have Eyes?

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Question: Do Starfish Have Eyes?
Starfish (more scientifically known as sea stars) don't have any visible body parts that look like eyes. How do they see?
Answer:

While it may not look like starfish have eyes, they do - although they're not like our eyes. A starfish has eye spots that cannot see details, but can detect light and dark. These eye spots are at the tip of each of the starfish's arms - so a 5-armed starfish has 5 eye spots, a 40-armed starfish has 40!

See a Starfish's Eye

A starfish's eye spots lie underneath its skin, but you can see them. If you get a chance to gently hold a starfish, often it will tilt the end of its arms upward. Look at the very tip, and you might see a black, or red dot. That's the eye spot.

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