Are any starfish poisonous to humans?



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    Yes. Surprisingly there are many species of starfish that are poisonous and even deadly to humans. the Crown of Thorns starfish, the sun star starfish, the spiny sun star starfish and the leather star starfish are some of them. The Crown of Thorns starfish is the most poisonous of these causing pain, vomiting and temporary paralysis which could lead to drowning if you are in the water.

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    Yes the “Crown of Thorns Starfish” (acanthaster planci–latin for sharp-flower star or acanthus star) is covered with highly venomous spikes, which produce a neurotoxin which can cause vomiting and pain in humans. 

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