Sand star (Astropecten irregularis)
- The sand star can grow up to 20 centimetres in diameter.
- The sand star normally has a purple tip at the end of each arm, and a purple dot in the centre.
- The sand star is carnivorous, usually feeding on young bivalves.
- Sand stars are normally found buried in sand, with the tips of their arms keeping contact with the surface.
The sand star has not yet been assessed by the IUCN.
Information on the sand star is currently being researched and written and will appear here shortly.
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ITIS (December, 2012)