Asteroidea | Valvatida
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Reef-associated; depth range 0 - 65 m (Ref. 78188). Tropical; 14°C - 33°C (Ref. 78188)
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 80.0 cm WD male/unsexed; (Ref. 78188)
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).
Life cycle: Eggs hatch into planktonic larvae, grow into algal and coral feeding juveniles, and later into fully grown adults (Ref. 83567). Also Ref. 113703.
Moran, P.J. 1990. (Ref. 78188)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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Estimates based on models
High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (K=0.5-1.7; tm=1.6).
): 22.9 - 29, mean 27.6 (based on 1286 cells).
Moderate to high vulnerability (52 of 100).