Linckia laevigata, like other seastars, are opportunistic predators and scavengers. They invert their stomachs and begin to digest their food externally. Food items include dead animals, small invertebrates, and detritus.
Animal Foods: aquatic or marine worms; other marine invertebrates
Plant Foods: algae
Other Foods: detritus
Primary Diet: carnivore (Eats other marine invertebrates, Scavenger ); omnivore ; detritivore