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Sea Stars: Asteroidea - Blue Starfish (linckia Laevigata): Species Accounts

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Physical characteristics: Blue starfish have five arms and can be as large as 12 inches (30 centimeters) across. Adults are brilliant blue. The young are bluish green or purplish with dark spots.


Geographic range: Blue starfish live in the Indian and Pacific oceans.


Habitat: Blue starfish live on coral gravel in direct sunlight, in sand, and under rocks.


Diet: Blue starfish graze on waste and small animals.


Behavior and reproduction: Adult blue starfish hide during the day in coral and rocky crevices. They turn their stomachs inside out to feed on coral. Blue starfish use asexual reproduction, but scientists do not know the details.

Blue starfish have five arms and can be as large as 12 inches (30 centimeters) across. Adults are brilliant blue. The young are bluish green or purplish with dark spots. (Patricia Jordan/Peter Arnold, Inc.)

Blue starfish and people: Blue starfish are used in home aquariums and are the most commonly imported sea star.


Conservation status: Blue starfish are not considered threatened or endangered. ∎

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over 6 years ago

well i'm doing a project on the blue linckia starfish and i have founf it soo amazing just reading about them is awesome and plus i chosses them because blue is my fav coulor :p

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over 8 years ago

A Blue starfish five arms with little red eyespots on the tips of their rays. They eat little bits of seaweed, coral and small animals. Some starfish can grow up to the size of a small car!! ( THATS BIG )

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over 4 years ago

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almost 4 years ago

I'm doing a report and it is due in a day so this site gives me quick and easy information to do my report btdubs my favorite color is blue