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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcanthaster planci (Linnaeus, 1758) 
AphiaID: 213289

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEchinodermata (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterozoa (Subphylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsteroidea (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorValvatacea (Superorder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorValvatida (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcanthasteridae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcanthaster (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcanthaster Gervais, 1841
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcanthaster echinites (Ellis & Solander, 1786) (synonym according to Verrill (1914))
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcanthaster echinus Gervais, 1841 (Synonym according to Fisher (1919))
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcanthaster ellisi (Gray, 1840)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcanthaster mauritiensis de Loriol, 1885 (Synonym according to Madsen (1955))
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcanthaster pseudoplanci Caso, 1962
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcanthaster solaris Schreber, 1793 (Synonym according to Madsen (1955))
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias echinites Ellis & Solander, 1786 (Synonym according to Verrill (1914))
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias echinusEllis Verrill, 1914
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias planci Linnaeus, 1758
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterias solaris Schreber, 1793 (Synonym according to Madsen (1955))
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorStellonia echinites L. Agassiz, 1836 (synonym according to Verrill (1914))
Sources  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]

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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorcrown-of-thorns  [details]
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
Distribution 
From editor or global species database
New Zealand
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorKermadec Islands [details]
Palau
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPalau Islands [details]
From other sources
Indian Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAldabra [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMascarene Basin [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorWest Indian Ocean [details]
Kenya
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorKenya [details]
Madagascar
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMadagascar [details]
Mozambique
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMozambique [details]
Red Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRed Sea [details]
Republic of Mauritius
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCargados Carajos [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMauritius [details]
Tanzania
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTanzania [details]
(no group)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEastern Africa & Madagascar [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMaldives [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNew Zealand Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPacific Ocean [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSouth Africa [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorWestern Indian Ocean [details]
Host of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMolucomes ovatus Kim I.H., 2007 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnthessius alatus Humes & Stock, 1965 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOnychopygus impavidus Humes & Cressey, 1958 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorStellicola acanthasteris Humes, 1970 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorStellicomes bisphaerulifer Humes, 1986 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSynstellicola acanthasteris (Humes, 1970) (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Antarctic Invertebrates 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (245 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (61 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (1156 nucleotides; 289 proteins) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo USNM Invertebrate Zoology Echinodermata Collection 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorto www.reefvid.org 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
Notes 
From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription 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]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Type locality: Goa, West coast of India. Type data: status and whereabouts undetermined (Rowe & Gates, 1995). [details]
ImagesChecked: verified by a taxonomic editor 
Acanthaster planci
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LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:213289
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
1997-02-03 23:00:00Z  created  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2000-09-25 12:31:29Z  changed  Garcia, Maria
2009-01-30 03:03:03Z  changed  Mah, Christopher
  
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  Citation: Mah, C. (2014). Acanthaster planci (Linnaeus, 1758). In: Mah, C.L. (2014) World Asteroidea database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=213289 on 2014-04-19
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