WHAT EATS A STARFISH?

by admin on April 6, 2010

Starfish On The Ocean Bottom

What Eats A Starfish? Photo:Wing Chi Poon

What eats starfish?

What do starfish eat?

To us humans, starfish look like they’d be a bit too hard and crunchy to make a good meal. But starfish do have a few predators, or natural enemies.

Manta rays, some sharks and other large, bony fishes like to pick starfish off the bottom of the ocean, crunch them up and eat them.

In addition, small starfish need to be on the lookout for larger starfish, which will sometimes attack, kill and eat them.

What do starfish eat? Most species eat mussels and other mollusks, or shellfish.




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