Crown Of Thorns Starfish

Acanthaster planci
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Quick Facts

Scientific name Acanthaster planci
Other names Crown Of Thorns Seastar
Size Up to 35 cm (14 in)
Weight Up to 3 kg (6.6 lb)


Habitat & AU Distribution Coastal waters amongst coral reefs, particularly hard coral reefs
Depth Range 0 - 8 m (26 ft)
Crown Of Thorns Starfish Distribution