Sand-sifting Starfish: A Job (too) Well Done!

Posted by on October 29, 2014 - zero

By Jeff Kurtz If you’ve ever shopped for a marine aquarium cleanup crew, you’ve probably noticed that these packages often include so-called sand-sifting starfish—rather bland-colored, burrowing stars of the genus Astropecten that can reach about a foot in diameter. As their common name implies, these stars are sold to hobbyists for the purpose of consuming detritus and uneaten … [Read More] …read more

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