How long do seastars live?

Seastars can live up to 35 years in the wild! It really depends on the species. Their wild habitat includes coral reefs, rocky coasts, sandy bottom, or even the deep sea of all the world’s oceans. There are approximately 1,800 different types of sea stars.

They have been known to live up to 10 years in aquariums.

More links on seastars:

http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/invertebrates/starfish.html

http://users.bigpond.net.au/je.st/starfish/index.html

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Comments

  1. Jason R says:
  2. Anonymous says:

    Well,
    I’m doing a speech on sea stars and I’ve heard that they live up to about 10-20 years in the wild and 5 in an aquarium.

    But keep in consideration that it depends on the different sea star. (of course)

  3. a read a book about starfish crabs many tipes of animals

  4. Anonymous says:

    i think this is really accurate

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