Animalia > Echinodermata > Asteroidea > Valvatida > Acanthasteridae > Acanthaster > Acanthaster planci

Acanthaster planci (crown-of-thorns starfish)


Invasive Species

View ISSG Record: Acanthaster planci


Water Biome [1]  Reef, Coastal


Prey / Diet



Parasitized by 
Pterastericola vivipara[5]

External References


Attributes / relations provided by
1Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at
2Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
3Food-Web Structure and Dynamics of Eastern Tropical Pacific Coral Reefs: Panamá and Galápagos Islands, Peter W. Glynn, Food Webs and the Dynamics of Marine Reefs, eds. Tim R. McClanahan & George M. Branch, p. 185-208 (2008)
4Clownfish and their Host Anemones ;; NOAA's Coral Reef Conservation Program
5Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
Species taxanomy provided by GBIF Secretariat (2019). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset accessed via on 2020-03-21; License: CC BY 4.0