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Starfish

Also known as sea stars, these echinoderms are 2,000 species strong and found in seas and oceans all over the world. They can vary in size from less than half an inch to more than four feet across.

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Do starfish have suction pads?

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Ok, the basic problem you have is that you get confused between what a foot is and what a suction cup is.

Lets take the 5 pointed starfish, each 5 points is a foot. on one foot there is lots of suction cups.

but the answer to the question is, yes but they have more than one they have 1 million+ between 5 feet in a 5 pointed starfishes case

What is sea stars unique characteristic?

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Sea stars can regenerate (can grow any part as long as the central disk is still partially in tact), has skin containing calcium carbonate for protection, can see light and dark (thanks to eyespots on each arm), to eat it puts its stomach into a mussel or clam shell to digest then slurp up, tube feet with strong suction to help eat clams and mussels, and pedicellaria (microscopic pinchers on skin) to keep clean, water vascular system (aids gas exchange, digestion, movement, and movement of flud throughout the body).

How many chromosomes are found in the cell of starfish?

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A starfish as an average of 36 chromosomes.

How can you catch a starfish?

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You can't exactly catch a star. It is a ball of super hot gas, swelled to an extremely big size. You can't exactly catch a star. It is a ball of super hot gas, swelled to an extremely big size. Carefully and then put it in your pocket, never let it go.

How long does a sunflower sea stars lives?

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In kelp forests

What kingdom do brittle stars belong to?

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kingdom animalia --- phylum echinodermata--- class Ophiuroidea

What prevents starfish from surviving on land?

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A starfish can only live on the and for a very short time before they die. Starfish depend on saltwater to keep them alive and dry out and die when out of the water.

What are some of the biotic factors of a swamp?

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plants

reptiles

birds

mammals

fish

amphibians

How do starfish grown and develop?

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Starfish..Grow through a process called pylatithus

What is an upper surface starfish called?

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aboral or dorsal

How long does it take for a starfish to eat?

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well starfish can sleep up to 12 hours like humans,but they dont have to sleep...

Are seastars a herbivore?

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Can you eat a starfish or are they poisonous?

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Starfish are not poisonous, they are often considered a delicacy.

Is a jellyfish a nekton?

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Yes, and so are seals.

Is it harmful if a dog eats a starfish?

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Almost all starfish are non-poisonous. The exception that comes to mind is the Crown of Thorns starfish, that carries a toxic charge on its spines. However, it's painful to even pick up, much less eat. I think you're okay on this one.

Are starfish eucoelomates?

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What is the function of the anus on a starfish?

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To let out the wastes

Do baby starfish look like their parents?

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They look like twinkle twinkle little star some people say

Protist that have scientific name?

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Two names of protists are algae and protozoa.

What do starfish drink?

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THEY DONT NEED TO DRINK, THEY LIVE IN THE WATER.!

What is the body temperature of a starfish?

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Since the starfish is a cold-blooded animal, its body temperature is the same temperature as the surrounding water it lives in. Each starfish's temperature varies.