What is a scientific name for a starfish?
Starfish belong to the class Asteroidea. The scientific name of a particular species consists of the Genus name followed by the species name. An example for starfish would be Asterina miniata (where Asterina is the Genus name and miniata is the species name). ...
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What is a sugar starfish?
It is a kind of starfish which has a granular texture and thus appears to be coated with sugar. They tend to be brown to orange in color and depite the name are not considered edible. They are the kind of starfish people most often associate with the name "starfish" ...
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Why is a starfish called a starfish?
Because of its shape. A starfish has five radiating arms that makes it look like the stereotypical image of a star (pentagram). Starfish, of course, are not actual fish, but rather marine echinoderms. The other name for a starfish is a "sea star." ...