ROYAL STARFISH

SEA STAR

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FACTS

Scientific Name: Astropecten Articulatus

Length: 2-8 inches

Color: Dark blue/purple, orange, and white

Lives: East Coast of the United States (continental shelf)

Eats: Mollusks

Body: 5 arms, 5 sets of jaws covered with spines,

Fun Facts: (1) Unlike other starfish, the Royal starfish swallows its food WHOLE (2) If an arm breaks, it can regrow another one