Common Starfish Zoological Poster


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Common Starfish Zoological Poster - Asterias rubens

The Science:

The Common Starfish is widespread across the coastlines of the Atlantic Ocean. Like most starfish, it has a basic five-armed radial symmetry, and has short spines across its upper surface and rows of tube feet below. It varies in color from red to brown to yellow to violet and can often be seen in rocky shallows. Feeding on a variety of other creatures including other Echinoderms, worms and molluscs. this slow-moving predator is known for using its strong arms to pry apart the valves of mussels and clams just enough to insert its stomach in the opening and digest the helpless creature inside its own shell. Shown (at top) are two Starfish, the right one in the middle of this procedure, and (at bottom) a wonderful cut-away view of the This is one of a wonderful series of Scientific German Educational Charts, created in the 1950s and 60s and still produced by the original printer, internationally recognized for producing educational science charts since 1929. These charts are issued today using the original film and same methods as the first printing. They are printed without inscription for both classroom study and decorative purposes, with special attention paid to botanical detail and scientific accuracy.

The Story:

Mounted on linen canvas stretched on wooden rods for display, each measures 44.5 inches tall by 32.25 inches wide (85 cm x 120 cm), and comes with a nylon cord strung through the top wooden rod for easy hanging. Each comes securely rolled and will be shipped to you in a sturdy mailing tube. These lovely botanical posters are large, colorful and impressive pieces of science decor. Add a touch of vintage classroom style to your home today!


SKU: HD-PO0051
Dimensions: 36"W x 46.5"H
Scientific Name: Asterias rubens
Origin: Germany
Material: Linen backed canvas
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