Interesting Starfish Facts
Here are some interesting facts about starfish. I am sure you will find these facts amusing. Please share your views about this article by commenting below. You can also share a fact.
Starfish do not have brains.
Did you know that there are about 2000 species of these fish?
They don't have a single drop of blood in their body. Their blood is actually filtered sea water.
They have five or more arms.
You will have to turn a starfish upside down to see its mouth because they have their mouth on the underside.
Although they don't have any eyes but they are not completely blind. They have ability to sense light and shapes through an eyespot located on the tips of their arms. Eyespot is an organ sensitive to light.
They can live up to 35 years in the wild.
Starfish are found in all the oceans.
The sun star, a species of star fish, have up to 40 arms. Normally they have 5 arms and thus the name starfish.
These fish have two stomachs.
They can move on the ocean floor with projections on their underside called the tube feet.
They are also called the sea stars.
These fish can vary in size from 12 to 24 cm and can weigh up to 11 pounds.
When threatened by a predator, the starfish will drop an arm and get away. They can regenerate this arm later.
Their nervous system is spread through their arms and some species can grow a completely new starfish from a portion of a severed limb.
I am sure you liked these starfish facts.
Here is a video that shows a starfish eating. I am sure you will be amused to see these interesting creatures having their food. Also notice the legs in the video.