Acanthaster planci (Linnaeus, 1758)

Species in GBIF Backbone Taxonomy

AnimaliaEchinodermataAsteroideaValvatidaAcanthasteridaeAcanthaster

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Overview

Full Name

Acanthaster planci (Linnaeus, 1758)

Common names

  • crown of thorns eng
  • Crown of thorns starfishAcanthaster planci 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.

Subordinate taxa

Classification

There are no subordinate taxa for this species.
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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.

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

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.