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Acanthaster planci (Linnaeus, 1758)

213289  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:213289)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
(ofAsterias planci Linnaeus, 1758) Linnaeus, C. (1758). Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Editio decima, reformata. Laurentius Salvius: Holmiae. ii, 824 pp., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/10277#page/3/mode/1up [details]   
Note Goa, West coast of India. Type data: status...  
From other sources
Type locality Goa, West coast of India. Type data: status and whereabouts undetermined (Rowe & Gates, 1995). [details]
Description Colour in life: deep brown above with deep red tips to spines, tube feet fawn (Humphreys, 1981). Associated with live coral...  
Description Colour in life: deep brown above with deep red tips to spines, tube feet fawn (Humphreys, 1981). Associated with live coral beds, sometimes taking shelter under stones close to the live colonies (Sastry, 1991).
Also distributed in Gilbert Islands, Tuamotus, New Caledonia (Clark, 1954); SE Arabia, W India, Pakistan, Maldive area, Ceylon, Bay of Bengal, East Indies, north Australia, Philippine, China, south Japan, South Pacific Is. and Hawaiian Is. (Clark & Rowe, 1971); Australia (Rowe & Gates, 1995); Lakshadweep (India)(Sastry, 1991).
General distribution: tropical, Indo-Pacific region, depth range 0-30 m. (Rowe & Gates, 1995); East coast of Africa to Hawaiian Islands (Sastry, 1991).
Ecology: benthic, reef (Rowe & Gates, 1995). [details]
Mah, C.L. (2018). World Asteroidea Database. Acanthaster planci (Linnaeus, 1758). Accessed at: http://www.marinespecies.org/Asteroidea/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=213289 on 2018-07-16
Date
action
by
1997-02-03 23:00:00Z
created
2000-09-25 12:31:29Z
changed
Garcia, Maria
2009-01-30 03:03:03Z
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original description  (ofAsterias planci Linnaeus, 1758) Linnaeus, C. (1758). Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Editio decima, reformata. Laurentius Salvius: Holmiae. ii, 824 pp., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/10277#page/3/mode/1up [details]   

original description  (ofAcanthaster echinus Gervais, 1841) Gervais, P. (1841). Astérie. Pp. 461-481 in: "Plusieurs professeurs du Jardin du Roi" (eds) (1840-1841) Dictionnaire des sciences naturelles dans lequel on traite méthodiquement des différents êtres de la nature, ...; suivi d'une biographie des plus célèbres naturalistes. Supplément. Tome I. viii+527 pp., 20 pls. Ch. Pitoit, Paris., available online at https://play.google.com/books/reader?id=xJQ5AAAAcAAJ&printsec=frontcover&output=reader&hl=en&pg=GBS.PP11 [details]   

original description  (ofAcanthaster pseudoplanci Caso, 1962) Caso, M.E. (1962). Estudios sobre asteridos de Mexico. Observaciones sobre especies Pacificas del genero Acanthaster y descripcion de una subespecies nueva Acanthaster ellisii pseudoplanci. Sobretiro de los Anales del Instituto de Biologia. 32(1+2): 313-331.
page(s): 322 [details]   

original description  (ofStellonia echinites L. Agassiz, 1836) Agassiz, L. (1836). Prodrome d'une Monographie des Radiaires ou Echinodermes. Mémoires de la Société des Sciences naturelles de Neuchâtel. 1, 168-199., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/40297#page/180/mode/1up
page(s): 192 [details]   

original description  (ofAsterias echinus Gervais, 1841) Gervais, P. (1841). Astérie. Pp. 461-481 in: "Plusieurs professeurs du Jardin du Roi" (eds) (1840-1841) Dictionnaire des sciences naturelles dans lequel on traite méthodiquement des différents êtres de la nature, ...; suivi d'une biographie des plus célèbres naturalistes. Supplément. Tome I. viii+527 pp., 20 pls. Ch. Pitoit, Paris., available online at https://play.google.com/books/reader?id=xJQ5AAAAcAAJ&printsec=frontcover&output=reader&hl=en&pg=GBS.PP11 [details]   

original description  (ofEchinaster ellisi Gray, 1840) Gray, J. E. (1840). XXXII. A synopsis of the genera and species of the class Hypostoma (Asterias, Linnaeus). Annals of the Magazine of Natural History. 6: 275-290., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/2336044#page/309/mode/1up
page(s): 281 [details]   

original description  (ofAcanthaster ellisi pseudoplanci Caso, 1962) Caso, M.E. (1962). Estudios sobre asteridos de Mexico. Observaciones sobre especies Pacificas del genero Acanthaster y descripcion de una subespecies nueva Acanthaster ellisii pseudoplanci. Sobretiro de los Anales del Instituto de Biologia. 32(1+2): 313-331.
page(s): 322 [details]   

original description  (ofAcanthaster mauritiensis de Loriol, 1885) de Loriol, P. (1885). Catalogue raisonne des Echinodermes receuillis par M.V. de Robillard a l'Ile Maurice. 2. Stellerides. Memoires de la Société de physique et d'histoire naturelle de Genève. 29(4): 1-84., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/111798#page/321/mode/1up
page(s): 6 [details]   

basis of record Clark, A.M. (1993). An index of names of recent Asteroidea, part 2: Valvatida, in: Jangoux, M.; Lawrence, J.M. (Ed.) (1993). Echinoderm Studies, 4: pp. 187-366 (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Clark, A. M.; Rowe, F. W. E. (1971). Monograph of shallow-water indo-west Pacific Echinoderms. Trustees of the British Museum (Natural History). London. x + 238 p. + 30 pls., available online at http://www.abctaxa.be/downloads/additional-information-volume-1/works-famous-holothuroid-workers/fwe-rowe/MonographIndoWestPacific.pdf [details]   

additional source Bell, F. J. 1909. Report on the echinoderma (other than holothurians) collected by Mr. J. Stanley Gardiner in the western parts of the Indian Ocean. Transactions of the Linnean Society of London. 2nd Series: Zoology 13, 17-22., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/55291#page/35/mode/1up [details]   

additional source Rowe, F.W.E & Gates, J. (1995). Echinodermata. In ‘Zoological Catalogue of Australia’. 33 (Ed A. Wells.) pp xiii + 510 (CSIRO Australia, Melbourne.) [details]   

additional source Mah, C.L.; McKnight, D.G.; Eagle, M.K.; Pawson, D.L.; Améziane, N.; Vance, D.J.; Baker, A.N.; Clark, H.E.S.; Davey, N. (2009). Phylum Echinodermata: sea stars, brittle stars, sea urchins, sea cucumbers, sea lilies. In: Gordon, D.P. (Ed.) (2009). New Zealand inventory of biodiversity: 1. Kingdom Animalia: Radiata, Lophotrochozoa, Deuterostomia. pp. 371-400. [details]   

additional source Liu J.Y. [Ruiyu] (ed.). (2008). Checklist of marine biota of China seas. China Science Press. 1267 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available 

additional source Zenetos, A.; Gofas, S.; Verlaque, M.; Cinar, M.; Garcia Raso, J.; Bianchi, C.; Morri, C.; Azzurro, E.; Bilecenoglu, M.; Froglia, C.; Siokou, I.; Violanti, D.; Sfriso, A.; San Martin, G.; Giangrande, A.; Katagan, T.; Ballesteros, E.; Ramos-Espla, A.; Mastrototaro, F.; Ocana, O.; Zingone, A.; Gambi, M.; Streftaris, N. (2010). Alien species in the Mediterranean Sea by 2010. A contribution to the application of European Union’s Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD). Part I. Spatial distribution. Mediterranean Marine Science. 11(2): 381-493., available online at https://doi.org/10.12681/mms.87 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

additional source Zenetos, A.; Meric, E.; Verlaque, M.; Galli, P.; Boudouresque, C.; Giangrande, A.; Cinar, M.; Bilecenoglu, M. (2008). Additions to the annotated list of marine alien biota in the Mediterranean with special emphasis on Foraminifera and Parasites. Mediterranean Marine Science. 9(1): 119-165., available online at https://doi.org/10.12681/mms.146 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available 

source of synonymy  (ofAcanthaster echinites (Ellis & Solander, 1786)) Clark, A.M. (1993). An index of names of recent Asteroidea, part 2: Valvatida, in: Jangoux, M.; Lawrence, J.M. (Ed.) (1993). Echinoderm Studies, 4: pp. 187-366 (look up in IMIS[details]   

source of synonymy  (ofAcanthaster echinites (Ellis & Solander, 1786)) Rowe, F.W.E & Gates, J. (1995). Echinodermata. In ‘Zoological Catalogue of Australia’. 33 (Ed A. Wells.) pp xiii + 510 (CSIRO Australia, Melbourne.) [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofAsterias planci Linnaeus, 1758) Clark, A.M. (1993). An index of names of recent Asteroidea, part 2: Valvatida, in: Jangoux, M.; Lawrence, J.M. (Ed.) (1993). Echinoderm Studies, 4: pp. 187-366 (look up in IMIS[details]   

source of synonymy  (ofAsterias planci Linnaeus, 1758) Rowe, F.W.E & Gates, J. (1995). Echinodermata. In ‘Zoological Catalogue of Australia’. 33 (Ed A. Wells.) pp xiii + 510 (CSIRO Australia, Melbourne.) [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofAcanthaster echinus Gervais, 1841) Fisher, W.K. (1919). Starfishes of the Philippine seas and adjacent waters. Bulletin of the United States National Museum, 3(100): 1-547. 156 pls., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/32667#page/7/mode/1up [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofAcanthaster mauritiensis de Loriol, 1885) Rowe, F.W.E & Gates, J. (1995). Echinodermata. In ‘Zoological Catalogue of Australia’. 33 (Ed A. Wells.) pp xiii + 510 (CSIRO Australia, Melbourne.) [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofAcanthaster mauritiensis de Loriol, 1885) Clark, A.M. (1993). An index of names of recent Asteroidea, part 2: Valvatida, in: Jangoux, M.; Lawrence, J.M. (Ed.) (1993). Echinoderm Studies, 4: pp. 187-366 (look up in IMIS[details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From regional or thematic species database
Introduced species vector dispersal in France (Nation) : Shipping [details]

From other sources
Description Colour in life: deep brown above with deep red tips to spines, tube feet fawn (Humphreys, 1981). Associated with live coral beds, sometimes taking shelter under stones close to the live colonies (Sastry, 1991).
Also distributed in Gilbert Islands, Tuamotus, New Caledonia (Clark, 1954); SE Arabia, W India, Pakistan, Maldive area, Ceylon, Bay of Bengal, East Indies, north Australia, Philippine, China, south Japan, South Pacific Is. and Hawaiian Is. (Clark & Rowe, 1971); Australia (Rowe & Gates, 1995); Lakshadweep (India)(Sastry, 1991).
General distribution: tropical, Indo-Pacific region, depth range 0-30 m. (Rowe & Gates, 1995); East coast of Africa to Hawaiian Islands (Sastry, 1991).
Ecology: benthic, reef (Rowe & Gates, 1995). [details]

Type locality Goa, West coast of India. Type data: status and whereabouts undetermined (Rowe & Gates, 1995). [details]
 

LanguageName 
English crown-of-thorns  [details]
Japanese オニヒトデ  [details]
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