Starfish are now known as sea stars -- because marine scientists want people to know that starfish aren't fish at all, but members of the echinoderm family. There thousands of species of sea stars, the most common being the five arm variety, but sea stars with up to 40 arms exist! Some have 10, 20 or even 40 arms.
|Sea stars I made from paper clay and paint|
I always found that to be rather interesting.