Acanthaster planci (Linnaeus, 1758)
Crown-of-thorns
photo by Maclean, Jay

Family:  Acanthasteridae ()
Max. size:  80 cm WD (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; marine; depth range 0 - 65 m
Distribution:  Indo-Pacific.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Minimum depth from Ref. 81548. Cryptic on coral areas and reef patches (Ref. 78188). On a reef slope (Ref. 97449). Feeds on hard corals, soft corals, encrusting organisms, algae, gorgonians and cannibalistic on other Acanthaster planci (Ref. 78188).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. 123251)
Threat to humans: 
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Pan-Saniano, Marianne - 11.12.05
Modified by: Conejar - Espedido, Jeniffer - 05.06.15
Checked by: Cort├ęs, Jorge - 13.10.11

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