Kōrero: Starfish, sea urchins and other echinoderms

Reef stars (1 o 3)

Reef stars

One of the hardiest starfish is the reef star, or pātangaroa, which flourishes on the exposed west coasts of both main islands. They are predators of mussels and use the suction feet underneath their arms to pry the mussel shells open. They can reach a span of 35 centimetres.

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Department of Conservation
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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Maggy Wassilieff, 'Starfish, sea urchins and other echinoderms - Spiny-skinned animals', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/5189/reef-stars (accessed 17 December 2019)

He kōrero nā Maggy Wassilieff, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006