Amazing Facts About Crown-of-thorns Starfish

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Red sea animal

The Crown-of-thorns Starfish is often times found in the Red Sea, Pacific Ocean & Indian Ocean.


The spines of the crown-of-thorns starfish is poisonous.

Spines are meant to protect

The crown-of-thorns starfish has spines that cover it’s body and arms. These are very flexible and help with defense while they’re surrounded by potential predators.

Preys on polyps

They will prey upon coral polyps, that’s hard or stony.

Biggest starfish

The biggest starfish in the world is the Crown-of-thorns Starfish.

A lot of arms

These sea creatures can grow up to 21 arms on their body.

Can’t be out of water

Should the Crown-of-thorns Starfish find itself outside of water it’s body won’t hold up. The body fluid will leak out and the body will begin to collapse and flatten.

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