Starfish, sometimes more commonly called sea stars, can be found throughout the world’s oceans, from shallow tidal pools to deep trenches. They are most often found in rocky areas where they can feed on mollusks and similar invertebrates. Scientific Name:Genus Asterias Characteristics: Starfish usually have five arms in the traditional star shape, although there are species that can have as many as 40 arms. Individually hand painted and crafted with scientific accuracy, this figurine makes a wonderful gift for an aspiring marine biologist. Size and Color: 4.5 inches in diameter, this model is a touch smaller than a DVD. Starfish can come in many different colorations, although orange is one of the most prevalent. The Orange Starfish is part of the Wild Safari® Sea Life collection.