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Species:

Species Introduction
Marine Mammals
Bats
Other Mammals
Birds
Waders
Ducks, Geese and Swans
Birds of Prey
Other Birds
Fish
Reptiles
Amphibians
Crustaceans
Insects
Molluscs
Vascular Plants
Lichens
Seaweed
Fungi

Echinoderms

Echinoderms are the only group of animal found in the marine environment with no representation on land or in freshwater.

Starfish Asterias rubens
Starfish are common species in Clare. Starfish feed on molluscs, such as Mussels. They use the suckers on the underside of their legs to open the molluscs shells.
Habitat: Marine, rock pools and the sea bed.
What could or does threaten the population: Marine pollution.

Starfish