August 2, 2013

Starfish Feeding Mechanism Better Understood

A sunflower star can have up to 26 arms and 15,000 tube feet, which it can use to pry open a clam. The sunflower star then pushes its stomach out of its mouth and into the clam, digesting the hapless bivalve in its own shell.

Source: Vancouver Aquarium

[ Read the Article: Can You Stomach This? Starfish Feeding Secrets Revealed ]

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