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

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

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Taxonomy ID 133434

Data source Marine Genomics Unit, Institute of Science and Technology

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Genome assembly: OKI_Apl_1.0

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