Starfish are marine invertebrates. They typically have a central disc and usually five arms, though some species have a larger number of arms. The aboral or upper surface may be smooth, granular or spiny, and is covered with overlapping plates. Many species are brightly coloured in various shades of red or orange, while others are blue, grey or brown. Starfish have tube feet operated by a hydraulic system and a mouth at the centre of the oral or lower surface. They are opportunistic feeders and are mostly predators on benthic invertebrates. Several species have specialized feeding behaviours including eversion of their stomachs and suspension feeding. They have complex life cycles and can reproduce both sexually and asexually. Most can regenerate damaged parts or lost arms and they can shed arms as a means of defense. (Wikipedia)
Depicts a stylized 5 armed Starfish.
Depicts the national emblem of the Republic of Palau and the denomination.
Presented in a capsule in CIT’s minigold collector’s box. A certificate of authenticity is enclosed.
|COMPOSITION||0.5 gram of 0.9999 gold|