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Common Starfish When they descend upon a lobster pot in large numbers, there's no point looking for any catch, apart from the starfish Asterias rubens,Common Starfish,Gairloch,Scotland,Wester Ross Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Common Starfish

When they descend upon a lobster pot in large numbers, there's no point looking for any catch, apart from the starfish

    comments (3)

  1. "Even a gap of just 1 mm is sufficient for the starfish to insert a fold of its stomach, secrete enzymes and start digesting the mollusc body. When the contents are sufficiently liquid, it brings its stomach back to its rightful position with the food inside."

    Catapulting your stomach on prey remains an insane fact!
    Posted one month ago
    1. Yes, doesn't bear thinking about. Not much left in the battle of the bottom feeders! Posted one month ago
  2. Great Ferdy info Posted one month ago

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The common starfish, common sea star or sugar starfish is the most common and familiar starfish in the north-east Atlantic. Belonging to the family Asteriidae, it has five arms and usually grows to between 10–30 cm across, although larger specimens are known.

Similar species: Forcipulatida
Species identified by NattyOne
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Uploaded Jun 11, 2021. Captured Jun 3, 2021 16:08.
  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • f/7.1
  • 1/395s
  • ISO800
  • 130mm