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Acanthaster

Definition of the noun Acanthaster

What does Acanthaster mean as a name of something?

Acanthaster is a genus of Acanthasteridae, described by Gervais in 1841.

Acanthaster is a genus of Acanthasteridae.

Phrases with Acanthaster

Phrases starting with the word Acanthaster:

  1. Acanthaster ellisi
  2. Acanthaster planci
  3. Acanthaster Solaris
  4. Acanthaster Echinites
  5. Acanthaster Brevispinus
  6. Acanthaster Pseudoplanci

Phrases ending with the word Acanthaster:

  1. genus Acanthaster
  2. Acacia Acanthaster
  3. Species Acacia Acanthaster

Other phrases containing the word Acanthaster:

  1. species Acanthaster ellisi
  2. species Acanthaster planci
  3. Species Acanthaster Echinites

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Acanthaster

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Google previewBiology of Invertebrates (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Acanthaster is a small genus of large and venomous starfish placed in its own family, Acanthasteridae. Its members are known as crownofthorns starfish. Arbacia is a genus of sea urchins. Arbacia by Dave Grant 'Sometimes you see queer ...

Google previewBulletin (1911)

by United States National Museum

Acanthaster is a very isolated type, the sole survivor of perhaps a once extensive group. The family of which it is the type differs from the Echinasteridse, restricted, in having double ampullse, well developed interbrachial septa, numerous ...

Google previewAsteroidea of the North Pacific and Adjacent Waters: Phanerozonia and Spinulosa (1911)

by Walter Kenrick Fisher

Acanthaster is a very isolated type, the sole survivor of perhaps a once extensive group. The family of which it is the type differs from the Echinasteridse, restricted, in having double ampullse, well developed interbrachial septa, numerous ...

Google previewBiology and Geology of Coral Reefs V2 (2012)

Biology 1 by O.A. Jones

Acanthaster is an exception, it usually hides under boulders or in crevices during daytime and comes out to feed on corals at night. The presence of numerous individuals in the field with regenerating arms and wounds suggests that ...

Google previewSymbiosis (2006)

Mechanisms and Model Systems by Joseph Seckbach

Since Acanthaster is a keystone predator on coral reefs, differential protection of coral species by shrimps and crabs produces differential mortality and colony size reduction of corals. For example, during a starfish outbreak in the Gulf of Oman ...

Google previewInvertebrates (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Acanthaster is a small genus of large and venomous starfish placed in its own family, Acanthasteridae. Its members are known as crownofthorns starfish. Acanthina, common name the unicorn snails, is a genus of small predatory sea snails, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Modern Coral Reefs (2010)

Structure, Form and Process by David Hopley

Acanthaster Planci, Figure 1 A crown-of-thorns feeding aggregation. Such outbreaks ofthe sea star are a major recurrent cause of coral mortality on coral reefs throughout the Indo-Pacific (photo: AIMS LTMP). reefs. Where adults have been ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of Mathematics (2012)

Supplement by Michiel Hazewinkel

planci see: A —; Acanthaster — Planck function ...

Google previewThe Facts on File Dictionary of Ecology and the Environment (2009)

by Jill Bailey

crown-of-thorns starfish A large star fish (Acanthaster) that preys on certain species of CORAL. In the 1960s and 1980s population ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Geomorphology (2013)

by Andrew Goudie

Sometimes reef degradation allows reef predators like the crownofthorns starfish (Acanthaster) sufficient access to result in an infestation which then exacerbates the process of degradation. Tourism along tropical coasts often focuses on coral ...

Google previewAcademic Press Dictionary of Science and Technology (1992)

by Christopher G. Morris, Academic Press

Acanthaster Invertebrate Zoology, a genus of Indo-Pacific sea stars in the order Spinulosida, including the crown-of-thorns sea star, Acanthaster planci. which eats the reef-building coral polyps. Acanthaster acanthella Invertebrate Zoology, ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica (1894)

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature

Acanthaster, Solaster, Echinaster, Cribrella. ii. Dorsal skeleton of longitudinal series of rounded or quadrangular ossicles; integument generally granulated. LINck1AD.E. Ex. Ophidiaster, Linckia, Seytaster. Skeleton, at least ...

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Scrabble value of A1C3A1N1T1H4A1S1T1E1R1

The value of this 11-letter word is 16 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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