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Acanthaster planci

Acanthaster planciis commonly referred to as Crown of thorns starfish. Difficulty in the aquarium: Only for advanced aquarists. A aquarium size of at least 500 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Has a poison harmful to health.


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lexID:
2582 
AphiaID:
213289 
Scientific:
Acanthaster planci 
German:
Dornenkronen-Seestern 
English:
Crown Of Thorns Starfish 
Category:
Søstjerner 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Echinodermata (Phylum) > Asteroidea (Class) > Valvatida (Order) > Acanthasteridae (Family) > Acanthaster (Genus) > planci (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Linnaeus, ), 1758 
Sea depth:
0 - 65 Meter 
Size:
bis zu 40cm 
Temperature:
14°C - 33°C 
Tank:
~ 500 Liter 
Difficulty:
Only for advanced aquarists 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Has a poison harmful to health 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2020-11-09 22:11:07 

Toxicity

This is a general hint!
Acanthaster planci has a harmful toxin.
As a rule, animals with a harmful poison do not pose any danger in normal Aquarieaner everyday life. Read the following husbandry information and comments from aquarists who already keep Acanthaster planci in their aquarium to get a better picture about the possible danger. However, please be careful when using Acanthaster planci. Every human reacts differently to poisons.
If you suspect that you have come into contact with the poison, please contact your doctor or the poison emergency call.
The phone number of the poison emergency call can be found here:
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Overview Worldwide: eapcct.org

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Acanthaster planci (Linnaeus, 1758)

The crown-of-thorns starfish (Acanthaster planci) is a starfish with thorn-like spines sprouting all over its body for protection. These echinoderms grow to a diameter of up to 40 cm across and have 12 to 19 arms extending from their center.

The starfish is a coral reef predator (a corallivore) and preys on the coral polyps by climbing onto them, extruding its stomach over them, and releasing digestive enzymes to then absorb the liquefied tissue.

Synonymised names:
Acanthaster echinites (Ellis & Solander, 1786) (synonym according to Verrill (1914))
Acanthaster echinus Gervais, 1841 (Synonym according to Fisher (1919))
Acanthaster ellisi (Gray, 1840)
Acanthaster ellisi pseudoplanci Caso, 1962
Acanthaster mauritiensis de Loriol, 1885 (Synonym according to Madsen (1955))
Acanthaster pseudoplanci Caso, 1962
Acanthaster solaris (Schreber, 1793)
Asterias echinites Ellis & Solander, 1786 (Synonym according to Verrill (1914))
Asterias echinus Gervais, 1841
Asterias planci Linnaeus, 1758
Asterias solaris Schreber, 1793 (Synonym according to Madsen (1955))
Echinaster ellisi Gray, 1840
Echinaster solaris (Schreber, 1793) (Synonym of Echinites, which is ultimately a synonym of Acanthaster)
Echinities solaris (Schreber, 1793)
Stellonia echinites L. Agassiz, 1836 (synonym according to Verrill (1914))

External links

  1. Atlas of Living Australia (en). Abgerufen am 30.03.2021.
  2. Gifte.de (de). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  3. The Triton that ate the Crown-of-Thorns (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  4. World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.

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Husbandry know-how of owners

am 15.06.14#2
auch wenn es jwetzt potentiellen Haltern solcher Seesterne nicht weiterhilft, so würde ich gerne etwas zum Kommentar von Sea-Shepherd schreiben.
Ich habe in Thailand (Phuket, Tauchgebiet Koh-Doc-Mai, Anemon Reef, Shark Point, Racha Inseln etc.) immer wieder einmal mit den Tauchschulen geholfen, die Dornenkronen abzusammeln. Natürlich hatte ich dazu auch Handschuhe an (sonst nie beim Tauchen)und habe die Sterne auch angreifen müssen, auch wenn sie vorwiegend mit Zangen gefangen wurden. Aber verletzt hat mich da noch keine und ich habe sicher an die 100 oft recht große entfernt!
am 07.06.09#1
Man sollte als Taucher von diesen Tieren abstand halten. Sie können ihre Stacheln regelrecht abschießen die auch Neoprenhandschuhe durchschlagen. Je nach körperlicher Konstitution und der Stelle an welcher man getroffen wird, können die Folgen recht heftig sein. Mich hat es in Australien für 3 Tage ins Krankenhaus befördert und 3 Monate später mußte ich noch operiert werden das sich ein Einschluß gebildet hatte!
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