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
  • coral-eating starfish
  • coral-feeding starfish
  • more

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 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:17 France Source: Katsanevakis, S.; Bogucarskis, K.; Gatto, F.; Vandekerkhove, J.; Deriu, I.; Cardoso A.S. (2012). Building the European Alien Species Information Network (EASIN): a novel approach for the exploration of distributed alien species data. BioInvasions Records. 1: 235-245.
  • Present in MRGID:17456 Goa 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.
  • Present in MRGID:17586 Palaos Source: Marsh, L.M. (1977). Coral Reef Asteroids of Palau, Caroline Islands. Micronesica, 13(2): 251-281.
  • Present in MRGID:17925 Kermadec Islands Source: McKnight, D.G. (2001) Superfamilies Goniasteroidea (excluding Goniasteridae), Odontasteroidea, Ganerioidea, Ophidiasteroidea, Oreasteroidea. NIWA Biodiversity Memoir 117: 141-230.
  • 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:1903 Pacific Ocean 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:2118 Kenya Source: Humphreys, W.F. (1981). The echinoderms of Kenya's marine parks and adjacent regions. Koninklijk Museum voor Midden-Africa (Tervuren, Belgium) Zoologische Documentatie 19. 39 pp.
  • Present in MRGID:21773 Western Indian Ocean 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:21835 Maldives 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.

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Classification

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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. & 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.

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

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.

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

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.

Record history

This record was last modified in GBIF on Nov 3, 2014. The source was last visited by GBIF on Jul 30, 2015. It was last updated according to the publisher on Feb 8, 2013.

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