Acanthaster planci (Crown-of-thorns starfish) (OKI_Apl_1.0)

Acanthaster planci (Crown-of-thorns starfish) Assembly and Gene Annotation

About Acanthaster planci

The crown-of-thorns starfish (Acanthaster planci), Acanthaster planci, is a large starfish that preys upon hard, or stony, coral polyps (Scleractinia). The crown-of-thorns starfish receives its name from venomous thorn-like spines that cover its upper surface, resembling the biblical crown of thorns. It is one of the largest starfish in the world.

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Taxonomy ID 133434

(Text from Wikipedia.)

More information General information about this species can be found in Wikipedia


The assembly presented here has been imported from INSDC and is linked to the assembly accession [GCA_001949145.1].

The total length of the assembly is 383860178 bp contained within 1766 scaffolds. The scaffold N50 value is 1521119, the scaffold L50 value is 73. Assembly gaps span 9869313 bp. The GC% content of the assembly is 41.5%.


Ensembl Metazoa displaying genes imported from NCBI RefSeq annotation release v100. Small RNA features, protein features, BLAST hits and cross-references have been computed by Ensembl Metazoa.



AssemblyOKI_Apl_1.0, INSDC Assembly GCA_001949145.1,
Database version111.1
Golden Path Length383,860,178
Genebuild byNCBI
Genebuild methodImport
Data sourceMarine Genomics Unit, Institute of Science and Technology

Gene counts

Coding genes16,481
Non coding genes1,756
Small non coding genes341
Long non coding genes1,415
Gene transcripts36,302