Acanthaster planci


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Acanthaster planci

(ă-kan-thas′tĕr plan′sī, plong′kē)
The scientific name for the crown of thorns sea star, a starfish that releases several toxins into sea water. Contact with the tentacles of this sea star may cause allergic contact dermatitis or conjunctivitis. Injection of the venom causes shock and liver damage.
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Visual orientation by the crown-of-thorns starfish (Acanthaster planci).
Genetic structure of crown-of-thorns starfish (Acanthaster planci) on the Great Barrier Reef, Australia: comparison of two sets of outbreak populations occurring ten years apart.
Apoptosis induced in human breast cancer cell line by Acanthaster planci starfish extract compared to tamoxifen.
Early detection of the starfish Acanthaster planci is also helpful to prevent the starfish from critical feeding damage.
The more commonly accepted view claims that the recent Acanthaster planci outbreaks result from human action.
Coral reef recovery on Guam (Micronesia) after catastrophic predation by Acanthaster planci. Ecology 68:1592-1605.
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. Australian Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research 43:525-534.
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.
Does Spirobranchus giganteus protect host Pontes from predation by Acanthaster planci: predator pressure as a mechanism of coevolution?
(2011), who recorded less than 1% dw of lipid in the crown-of-thorns starfish Acanthaster planci. We hypothesize that the high concentration of lipid in the starfish E.
(1987) y Doherty y Davidson (1988) determinaron que el incremento abundancia de Acanthaster planci pudo haber sido causada por el aumento en el reclutamiento de las larvas.