Starfish / Sea Star Information and Facts
Brittle, Serpent, Basket and Serpants Stars
An overall identification, characteristics and diet profile on Starfishes of the Class Ophiuroidea class that contains Brittle, Serpent and Basket Stars, which includes some of the best starfish species to use as reef tank janitors in saltwater aquariums.
Feather Stars and Sea Lilies Profile
An overall identification, characteristics and diet profile on saltwater Starfishes of the Crinoidea class that contains Sea Lilies and Feather Stars, species that are seldom kept in aquariums because of their delicate and sensitive nature.
Sea and Cushion Stars Profile
An overall identification, characteristics and diet profile on saltwater Starfishes of the Asteriodea class that contains Sea and Cushion Stars, with the Sea Stars being some of the most commonly kept species in saltwater aquariums and reef tanks.
Sand Sifting Sea Star Profile
A profile of the Sand Sifting Sea Star (Astropecten polycanthus), a Starfish which is not reef tank safe.
Guides Starfish Classes & Species Profiles
Your About Guides outline the basic characteristic traits of Starfishes and includes individual profiles on the 3 Classes - Asteroidea (Sea & Cushion Stars), Ophiuroidea (Brittle, Serpent & Basket Stars), and Crinoidea (Feather Stars & Sea Lilies), as well as many of the species contained within them.
Brittle & Basket Star FAQs
From WetWebMedia, Robert Fenner answers many questions asked about Brittle and Basket Starfish in an email type format.
Brittle & Basket Stars, Class Ophiuroidea Profile
From WetWebMedia, Robert Fenner profiles the characteristics of Brittle or Serpent, and Basket Stars of the Class Ophiuroidea in great detail. Many photos are included to help with identification.
Brittle Star Anatomy & Profile
From the Enchanted Learning Ocean Animal Printouts, a printable coloring book style page that has a picture showing the anatomy of this starfish, as well as reproductive, diet and other information included.
Echinoderms & Starfishes Profiled
From the Sea & Sky Reef Life pages, an explanation of what Echinoderms are with photos and information about the Cushion, Sunflower, Pacific, Short Spined and Orange Starfishes.
Echinoderms: Sea, Brittle & Feather Star Profiles
On April's My Marine Life Invertebrates Page, April provides a brief profile about Echinoderms with individual Sea, Brittle and Feather Star class descriptions and photo images for viewing some of the species contained in them.
Echinoderms: Starfishes Profiled
From the Sea & Sky Reef Life pages, photos and information about the Reticulate Brittle, Basket & Feather Starfishes. The Purple and Rock Boring Urchins are included on this page as well.
Echinoderm Envenomations First-Aid
While most Echinoderms are poisonous and many have sharp spines capable of causing injury, only a few members of the class Asteroidea (Starfishes), Echinoidea (Sea Urchins), and Holothuroidea (Sea Cucumbers) are capable of actually causing injuries in humans. From eMedicine.com, learn about how these animals can harm you and what steps to take if a mishap occurs.
Feather Stars & Sea Lilies, Class Crinoidea Profile
From Jeff's Nudibranch Site and Coral Reef Gallery, this page covers comatulid Crinoids and the commensal creatures that rely on them for food and shelter. Select any picture shown for a larger view and description.
Sea Star Anatomy & Profile
From the Enchanted Learning Ocean Animal Printouts, a printable coloring book style page that has a picture showing the basic anatomy of common Starfishes, and includes reproduction, diet and other information about them.
Sea Star FAQs I
From WetWebMedia, Robert Fenner answers all kinds of questions asked about Sea Stars in an email type format. Some photof are included.
Sea Star FAQs II
From WetWebMedia, Robert Fenner answers more questions asked about Sea Stars in an email type format.
Star, Brittle & Otherwise Overview
From WetWebMedia, in this "Scavengers For Marine Systems" article by Robert Fenner, refer to the "Spiny-Skinned Animals" section for a basic overview on the characteristics of Sea, Brittle, and other Starfish.
Starfish Family Profiles Index
The Starfish Family Profiles Index includes information and links to more facts and information about the Class Asteroidea (Sea Stars & Cushion Stars), Class Ophiuroidea (Brittle, Serpent & Basket Stars), and Class Crinoidea (Feather Stars & Sea Lilies) Starfishes in the Echinodermata Phylum.
Starfish / Sea Star Information and Facts
Here is identification, characteristic, biology, natural history, ecology, and other profile facts and information to learn about Starfishes or Sea Stars, and how to care for them in saltwater aquariums.?