Acanthaster

Acanthaster

[ə‚kan′thas·tər]
(invertebrate zoology)
A genus of Indo-Pacific starfishes, including the crown-of-thorns, of the family Asteriidae; economically important as a destroyer of oysters in fisheries.
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Does Spirobranchus giganteus protect host Pontes from predation by Acanthaster planci: predator pressure as a mechanism of coevolution?
WHAT type of creature is the crown-of-thorns, acanthaster planci?
Investigation of the anti-cancer potential of Acanthaster planci starfish extract along with Tamoxifen (a non-steroidal selective estrogen receptor modulator) in human breast cancer cells indicated that the sea star extract compared with Tamoxifen ([IC.
Bacteria on the surface of crustose coralline algae induce metamorphosis of the crown-of-thorns starfish Acanthaster planci.
Orden valvatida Perrier, 1884 Familia Oreasteridae Fisher, 1911 Genero Nidorellia Gray, 1840 Nidorellia armata (Gray, 1840) Genero Pentaceraster Doderlein, 1916 Pentaceraster cuminigi (Gray, 1840) Familia Acanthasteridae Sladen, 1889 Genero Acanthaster Gervais, 1841 Acanthaster planci (Linnaeus, 1758) Familia Mithrodiidae viguier, 1878 Genero Mithrodia Gray, 1840 Mithrodia bradleyi (verrill, 1870) Familia Ophidiasteridae verrill, 1870 Genero Pharia Gray, 1840 Pharia pyramidatus (Gray, 1840) Genero Phataria Gray, 1840 Phataria unifascialis (Gray, 1840) Orden Forcipulatida Perrier, 1884 Familia Heliasteridae viguier, 1878 Genero Heliaster Gray, 1840 Heliaster kubinijii (Xantus, 1860)
The more commonly accepted view claims that the recent Acanthaster planci outbreaks result from human action.
Material: 3 specimens, Calerita, Baja California Sur, Mexico, intertidal, under Acanthaster ellisii (Gray), 23 Jul 1997, C.
Influence of hydrodynamics on the passive dispersal and initial recruitment of larvae of Acanthaster planci (Echinodermata: Asteroidea) on the Great Barrier Reef.
1996) and the crown-of-thorns starfish Acanthaster planci is gray with dull red markings in the Pacific but iridescent blue or pink in the Indian Ocean (Benzie 1992).
Reproductive biology, spawning and field fertilization rates of Acanthaster planci.
researchers have turned up spines of Acanthaster planci in ancient reef sediment and dated them to 8,000 years ago, near the time the reef began to form.