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Thorny Sea Star

Thorny sea stars are a species of sea star found in the Indo Pacific regions.

Choc Chip Starfish

Thorny Sea Star

Thorny Sea Stars have rows of spikes or 'horns' on their backs hence their name Thorny!

The dark protrusions on their back are a great form of defence against predators and scare predators away by their frightening appearance.

The appearance of the thorny sea stars – are similar to that of a bumpy cookie are often referred to as 'the chocolate chip starfish' thanks to their yellowy brown colour and black 'horns'. 

Did you know?

A sea star’s mouth is actually on the underside of its body. In order to pick up the food they consume, they cover the food with their body and push out their stomach from the inside.

 

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