Although feeding habits are varied, starfish are often formidable predators which generate frantic escape behaviour in snails and bivalve prey. There are many species on Canada's coasts, ranging in size from tiny (50 mm) Leptasterias hexactis to giant Pycnopodia helianthoides, up to 1 m in diameter and with as many as 24 arms.
Author R.D. BURKE
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