Food Chain


Starfish On The Ocean Bottom
What Eats A Starfish? Photo: Wing Chi Poon

What eats starfish?

What do starfishs eat?

To us humans, starfishs look like they’d be a bit too hard and crunchy to make a good meal. But starfishs do have a few predators or natural enemies.

Manta rays, some sharks, and other large, bony fishes like to pick starfishs off the bottom of the ocean, crunch them up and eat them.

In addition, small starfishs need to be on the lookout for larger starfishs, which will sometimes attack, kill, and eat them.

What do starfish eat? Most species eat mussels and other mollusks, or shellfish.

Gordon Ramel

Gordon is an ecologist with two degrees from Exeter University. He's also a teacher, a poet and the owner of 1,152 books. Oh - and he wrote this website.
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