Starfish Science

Here are answers to some of the questions I often get asked about starfish.

Tell me about your dissertation! (Okay, I don't often get asked this one, I admit it.) Or: "Tell me in highly technical terms how starfish find their food."

Where do starfish fit in, taxonomically? (Kingdom, phylum, and other things you need for your homework.)

Why do starfish always have five rays?

Can starfish regenerate rays?

What do starfish eat? What eats them?

How do starfish move around?

How do starfish digest their food?
What about their circulatory system?
And how do they breathe?

How do starfish reproduce?

How do starfish think? (Information on the starfish nervous system)

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Last updated November 9, 2001.