Acanthaster planci (Linnaeus, 1758)

Species in GBIF Backbone Taxonomy

AnimaliaEchinodermataAsteroideaValvatidaAcanthasteridaeAcanthaster

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Full Name

Acanthaster planci (Linnaeus, 1758)

Common names

  • crown of thorns eng
  • crown-of-thorns eng
  • coral eating starfish
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Synonyms

Taxonomic status

Accepted species

According to

The Catalogue of Life, 3rd January 2011

Habitat

Not terrestrial, Marine, Marine

Georeferenced data

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Distributions

Text based distributions present in some sources.

Distribution range

  • Present in New Zealand Source: NZOR, http://www.nzor.org.nz
  • Present in New Zealand Source: ChecklistBank 117203464
  • Present in mrgid:9129 cargados carajos islands Source: Jangoux, M. and A. Aziz. (1984). Les asterides (Echinodermes) du centre-ouest de l'ocean Indien (Seychelles, Maldives et iles Mineures). Bulletin du Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris ser. 6(A)4: 857-884.
  • Present in new zealand exclusive economic zone 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 cucumbres, sea lilies, in: Gordon, D. P. (Ed. ) (2009). New Zealand inventory of biodiversity: 1. Kingdom Animalia: Radiata, Lophotrochozoa, Deuterostomia. pp. 371-400.
  • Present in mrgid:18093 southern africa Source: Ridgway, T. , Sampayo, E. M. , 2005. Population Genetic Status of the Western Indian Ocean: What do we Know? Western Indian Ocean J. Mar. Sci. , 4 (1): 1–9.
  • Present in mrgid:4264 red sea Source: Vine, P. (1986). Red Sea Invertebrates. Immel Publishing, London. 224 pp.
  • Present in mrgid:4264 red sea Source: Tortonese, E. (1977). Report on Echinoderms from the gulf of Aqaba (Red Sea). Italian Journal of Zoology N. S. S. IX(12): 273-290.
  • Present in mrgid:4264 red sea Source: Loisette, M. M. & J. I. Marshall (1983). Some aspects of the Zoogeography of Northwestern Australian Echinoderms (other than Holothurians), Bull. of Marine Science, 33(3): 671-684
  • Present in mrgid:4264 red sea Source: Clark, A. M. and F. W. E. Rowe. (1971). Monograph of Shallow-water Indo-West Pacific Echinoderms. Trustees of the British Museum (Natural History): London. x + 238 p. + 30 pls.
  • Present in mrgid:9123 aldabra islands Source: Sloan, N. A. , A. M. Clark & J. D. Taylor (1979). The Echinoderms of Aldabra and their habitats. Bull. Br. Mus. Nat. Hist. (Zool. ) 37 (2): 81- 128.

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kingdom
Animalia
phylum
Echinodermata
class
Asteroidea
order
Valvatida
family
Acanthasteridae
genus
Acanthaster
species
Acanthaster planci
 
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Bibliography

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.

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.

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

Clark, A. M. and F. W. E. Rowe. (1971). Monograph of Shallow-water Indo-West Pacific Echinoderms. Trustees of the British Museum (Natural History): London. x + 238 p. + 30 pls.

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 cucumbres, sea lilies, in: Gordon, D. P. (Ed. ) (2009). New Zealand inventory of biodiversity: 1. Kingdom Animalia: Radiata, Lophotrochozoa, Deuterostomia. pp. 371-400.

Mah, C.L.; McKnight, D.H.; Eagle, M.K.; Pawson, D.L.; Améziane, N.; Vance, D.J.; Baker, A.N.; Clark, H.E.S.; Davey, N. 21: Phylum ECHINODERMATA: sea stars, brittle stars, sea urchins, sea cucumbers, sea lilies. In: New Zealand Inventory of Biodiversity Volume 1.

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Source information

This backbone name usage exists because it was found in another checklist at the time the backbone was built. The primary source name usage has since been removed from the portal.

Record history

This record was last modified in GBIF on Nov 3, 2014. It was last updated according to the publisher on Feb 8, 2013.

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