How do starfish move and open bivalves?

1 Answer
Jan 4, 2016

Starfishes feed on bivalves by wrapping around them and using its arms to break the muscle that holds the shell of its prey together.


After opening the shell of the mollusk, the starfish pushes its stomach into the shell to consume the meat interior of the prey and after eating, the starfish re-swallows its stomach and begins digesting its meal