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Starfish or sea stars are star-shaped echinoderms belonging to the class Asteroidea. Common usage frequently finds these names being also applied to ophiuroids, which are correctly referred to as brittle stars or “basket stars”.

We have listed 10 amazing facts about starfish that will freak you out. But hey, don’t get scared.

#1. They can have 5, 15, 25 and even up to 40 arms.

#2. There are over 2,000 different species of starfish living.

#3. If they ever get trapped, some starfish will possibly tear an arm from their body just to freed from the trap. Amazing!

#4. That arm they tear just to get freed from the trap can actually grow into an entirely new starfish minion.

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#5. Some starfish have sharp, venomous spines covering their body.

#6. Wonder what they eat? They prey on sea creatures that are too slow to escape them.

#7. Some starfish actually have night vision.

#8. Most of them have an eye at the end of each arm, they’re always covered at every angel. Freaky!

#9. Starfish are no-blooded, instead circulating oxygen-rich seawater throughout their vascular system.

#10. Starfish actually lack brains so becareful when going near one.

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