Did you realize that there are more than 1,500 distinct sorts of starfish species on the planet? Notwithstanding their name, starfish are not really a kind of fish, despite the fact that they live submerged. Starfish, or Sea Stars really come from the Echinoderm family and are firmly identified with ocean imps and sand dollars.
Chocolate Chip Sea Star
The Chocolate Chip Sea Star, or the starfish’s logical name Protoreaster Nodosus can be found in the Indo-Pacific waters of Eastern Indonesia, like Raja Ampat, and the Solomon Islands.
This starfish species flourish in shallow sandy regions however can likewise live on coral reefs up to 30 meters down.
The Chocolate Chip Starfish is effectively recognized by the unmistakable earthy colored cones which distend from its back.
Crown of Thorns Starfish
The Crown of Thorns Starfish or COTS, is probably the biggest kind of starfish on the planet.
Arriving at lengths of almost 1 meter, these problematic ocean stars are shrouded in hair-raising spikes which are venomous to marine animals and people.
This starfish species is found all through the Indo-Pacific from the Red Sea and East Africa, across the Pacific and Indian Oceans, toward the west bank of Central America.
The charming Choriaster or Doughboy Starfish as it is lovingly known, live in the tropical waters of East Africa, the Indo-Pacific and to the extent Papua New Guinea.
Choriaster starfish like to live in warm shallow waters and can exist both alone or living in a gathering among coral wipes and rubble inclines.
The conspicuous attributes of the Doughboy make them a simple starfish species to distinguish in view of their charming adjusted bodies and five thickset arms.
The gem like Necklace Starfish or Fromia monilis (the starfish’s logical name) is perhaps the most striking Echinoderm specie.
Their starfish qualities incorporate a perplexing marbled body, canvassed in eye-getting spots in all shapes and sizes.
The tips of their arms are normally a dynamic red shading which empowers them to avert prey.
The Necklace Starfish live in profundities of up to 50 meters in the tropical waters of the Indian Ocean and Western Pacific.
Sunflower Sea Star
With a noteworthy arm range of up to 1 meter, the Sunflower Sea Star is the seas biggest known starfish species.
These monsters have between 16-24 appendages making them profoundly productive hunters.
With more than 15,000 minuscule cylinder feet on the underside of their bodies, the Sunflower Sea Star moves quick to catch its prey, benefiting from ocean imps, mollusks and surprisingly other various kinds of starfish.