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Definition of the noun Acanthaster planci

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Acanthaster planci is a species of Acanthaster, described by Linnaeus in 1758.

Acanthaster planci is a species of Acanthaster, described by Hbh- in 2015.


"Acanthaster planci" is a book by Peter Moran.

  • also known as "Acanthaster planci: an annotated bibliography"

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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 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 previewBritannica Concise Encyclopedia (2008)

by Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.

crown-of-thorns starfish Reddish and heavy-spined STARFISH (Acanthaster planci) that has 12–19 arms and is often 18 in. (45 cm) across.

Google previewMerriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary (2004)

Eleventh Edition by Merriam-Webster

a starfish (Acanthaster planci) of the Pacific region that is covered with long spines and feeds on coral polyps sometimes causing destruction of ...

Google previewMicrosoft Encarta College Dictionary (2001)

The First Dictionary For The Internet Age by Anne H. Soukhanov

Acanthaster planci. 2 SHRUB WITH SCARLET BRACTS a shrub grown as a house plant or as a hedge in tropical areas. Flowers: with scarlet bracts. Native to : Madagascar. Euphorbia milii. 3 HEAVY BURDEN a painful or onerous burden 1 < ...

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Small photo of A Crown-of-thorns seastar (Acanthaster planci) feeds on reef-building corals on a Pacific reef. This echinoderm is often found in large numbers and can destroy entire reefs quickly.Small photo of crown-of-thorns starfish (acanthaster planci)Small photo of SUDAN, Red Sea, U.W. photo, tropical Sea Urchin (Acanthaster planci) - FILM SCANSmall photo of SUDAN, Red Sea, U.W. photo, tropical sea urchin (Acanthaster planci) - FILM SCANSmall photo of Tropical coral reef with Crown-of-thorns starfish (Acanthaster planci). Gota Edibia, Southern Red Sea, Egypt.Small photo of A Crown-of-thorns seastar (Acanthaster planci) feeds on hard, reef-building corals in the shallows of Raja Ampat, Indonesia. This seastar occasionally is found in huge numbers and can decimate reefs.Small photo of A Crown of Thorns seastar (Acanthaster planci) feeds on a coral colony on a reef off Sulawesi, Indonesia. This species of seastar can eat huge amounts of reef and is a threat to reef-building corals. More...

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