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Observed: 10th October 2010 By: Jim FJim F’s reputation in InvertebratesJim F’s reputation in Invertebrates

very bright colour do the change to the environment they are in?

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Common starfish (Asterias rubens) interacts


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Hi Jim, although they are

Hi Jim,

although they are most often orange the common starfish varies between brown and purple. I am not sure about the reason for the colour variation but it is likely to be as a result of genetic variation possibly to help in camouflage.

Trudy Russell
Marine Advisor
Natural England

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