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Acanthaster planci   (Linnaeus, 1758)

crown-of-thorns

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Acanthaster planci   AquaMaps   Data sources: GBIF OBIS
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Classification
Asteroidea | Spinulosida | Acanthasteridae
Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Main reference
Moran, P.J. 1990. (Ref. 78188)
References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 80.0 cm WD male/unsexed; (Ref. 78188)

Environment
Reef-associated; depth range 0 - 65 m (Ref. 78188)

Climate / Range
Tropical; 14°C - 33°C (Ref. 78188)

Distribution
Indo-Pacific.
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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.

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)

   

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans




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Age/Size
Growth
Length-weight
Length-length
Morphology
Larvae
Abundance
References
Mass conversion

Internet sources
BHL | BOLD Systems | Check for other websites | Check FishWatcher | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(Publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GOBASE | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | PubMed | Scirus | FishBase | Tree of Life | uBio | uBio RSS | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Moderate to high vulnerability (52 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown