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North pacific octopus

North pacific octopus

Stripped sun star

Stripped sun star

Facts

LatinSolaster stimpsoni
Size50 cm
FoodBottom living animals
HabitatOn stone and rocks down to 600 m depth
IUCN

Not evaluated

LocationPacific Ocean
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The ocean's sun and stars

Starfish and striped sun stars are invertebrate giants that don't have a single bone in their bodies.

Largest of its kind

The striped sun star can grow to 50 cm in diameter. It can have 8-12 arms, but it normally has 10. Its colour ranges from orange to pink. The arms are long, slender and taper to a tip. A purplish contrasting stripe runs along the centre of the body and along each arm.


American lobster