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Starfish Fun Facts

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Starfish are also known as sea stars.

There are over 2,000 species of starfish.

Starfish are about 5 to 10 inches, and can weigh 11 lbs.

If a starfish is chopped into pieces, each piece can grow a whole new starfish.

Starfish can have four or more arms, some have 12, but most have 5 arms.

Brainless and Bloodless

Starfish do not have brains.

Starfish’s body has no blood.


Blind? Not Quite

Starfish are not completely blind, even though they do not have eyes. Starfish sense light and shapes through an eyespot (an organ sensitive to light) located at the tip of their arms.

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