Archaster typicus is a species of starfish in the family Archasteridae. It is commonly known as the sand star or the sand sifting star but these names are also applied to starfish in the genus Astropecten. It is found in shallow waters in the Indo-Pacific region.
Archaster typicus is a detritivore and eats detritus and anything else edible it comes across.
Archaster nicobaricus Behn in Mobius, 1859
Astropecten stellaris Gray, 1840
Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Echinodermata (Phylum) > Asterozoa (Subphylum) > Asteroidea (Class) > Valvatacea (Superorder) > Valvatida (Order) > Archasteridae (Family) > Archaster (Genus)