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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 Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Asteroidea | Spinulosida | Acanthasteridae

Main reference References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

Moran, P.J. 1990. (Ref. 78188)

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 Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-Pacific.

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

Human uses


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Age/Size
Growth
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Morphology
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Abundance
References
Mass conversion

Internet sources

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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

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