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Mediterranean red sea star

Scientific name: Echinaster sepositus

Red sea Star has five arms on the underside of which it has several rows of tube feet, which it uses to move around and to hold food. It also has short spines that are covered by the skin. It is found on rocky bottoms and Posidonia meadows. Feeds mostly on sponges and worms.

Curiosities 

They have regenerative capacity which allows them to develop a new arm if they lose it.

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