LEATHER SEASTAR

Justin Forte P2

Habitat

  • Rocky reefs
  • Sandy areas
  • Eastern Pacific Ocean

Adaption

  • Smooth skin
  • Slippery to grab

Eat

  • Grips their prey
  • Prying the prey with their tube feet (clam, oyster)
  • Pushing their stomach out of their mouth
  • Eat/ Absorb the muscle & fat

Predators

  • Manta Rays
  • Sharks
  • King Crabs
  • Other Starfishes
sea-stars eating mussels