Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Plastic Blue Starfish

An excellent addition to any oceanic diorama!

Our Plastic Blue Starfish

This engaging, realistic-looking plastic starfish is both solid and has flexible rays. The body and underside has well-defined detail. It is 2 inches wide. It makes for a nice pet, gift, or is perfect for a school project or in a diorama. Check out our other starfish toys and gifts.

About Blue Starfish

The blue starfish (Linckia laevigata) is a common shallow water starfish. It is found mainly on reefs in the Pacific. It is gets its blue color from a blue pigment called linckiacyanin and some accessory yellow carotenoids.The blue starfish is a nocturnal scavenger and feeds primarily on algae. It produces saponin which is a chemical defense against predatory fish.

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