Distribution in scandinavian waters
Maximum length: 34 cm (diametre).
Appearance: The colour can
vary, but the upper side is usually purple in the middle
with paler, usually red banded arms. They have between
8-13 arms, but 10-12 arms are most common.
Depth: 10-50 m.
Environment: Found usually on hard bottoms and eat other starfish,
shellfish, sea-cucumbers and anemones.
Misc: In Great Britian, dried and ground sunstars have been used
as rat poison.
Classification: Sunstars are part of the starfish
group under echinodermata (spiny-skinned).