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Common Sunstar Crossaster Papposus

The 12-14 armed common sunstar is generally larger than the common starfish, and has bright yellow, red and orange circular bands of colour which fade upon death. Best spotted alive in rock pools, when they are still vivid and bright.

Conservation status

Not threatened.

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Sunstars, like many other starfish, are voracious predators whose preferred prey are shellfish.

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