Typically a five armed star-shaped creature which varies greatly in colour, though tends to be a yellowish orange. Look for them on rocky shores, in pools of water or underneath boulders.
Not threatened. However, the marine environment is under pressure and by supporting campaigns for better protection of marine ecosystems we can help the starfish and other marine invertebrates. In Norfolk, the Cromer Shoal Chalk Bed (chalk reef) was designated as a Marine Conservation Area in 2016 and supports an array of species – including common starfish.
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