Animals & Wildlife Magazine

Sunflower Seastar Has Weird Way Of Eating

By Gerard @presurfer
The sunflower seastar (Pycnopodia helianthoides) is a large sea star found in the northeast Pacific. It is the largest sea star in the world, with a maximum armspan of 3.3 ft. A sunflower seastar can have up to 26 arms and 15,000 tube feet, which it can use to pry open a clam. The sunflower seastar then pushes its stomach out of its mouth and into the clam, digesting the hapless bivalve in its own shell.

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