The common starfish, often red (but not always), is a voracious marine invertebrate commonly found on the coast. With its five arms, it moves at a speed of 8 cm per hour on the seabed in search of food. It is very fond of bivalve shellfish, which it encloses in its tentacles and forces the opening to project part of its stomach and gastric juices to start digesting its prey outside.
Starfish’s regenerative capacity is fascinating. It can choose to lose an arm (which will grow back) voluntarily, it can also lose 4 out of 5 (it is then called “comet” because of its shape), and it can even regenerate from a single-arm if there is still a part of the central disc.
The evolution of starfish is poorly understood, with the limestone plates of their skeletons dissociating rapidly after death, and paleontologists more often study skeletal elements isolated in sediments, such as arm and disc edge plates, than complete skeletons.
Nevertheless, the Ordovician in the United States, the Devonian in Germany, the Jurassic in Switzerland, the Cretaceous in the Anglo-Parisian basin, and the Eocene in Egypt have provided beautiful complete asteroids.
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