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References that assist with identification

  • Haszprunar, G., C. Vogler and G. Wörheide (2017). Persistent gaps of knowledge for naming and distinguishing multiple species of Crown-of-Thorns-Seastar in the Acanthaster planci species complex, Diversity, 9: 22. LIRS catalog number 90243.
  • Marsh, L.M. and J. Fromont (2020). Field Guide to shallow water seastars of Australia. Western Australian Museum, Perth.
  • Vogler, C., J. Benzie, H. Lessios, P. Barber and G. Wörheide (2008). A threat to coral reefs multiplied? Four species of crown-of-thorns starfish. Biology Letters, 4: 696-699. LIRS catalog number 90271.

Other references

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  • Katz, S.M., F.J. Pollock, D.G. Bourne and B.L. Willis (2014). Crown-of-thorns starfish predation and physical injuries promote brown band disease on corals, Coral Reefs, DOI 10.1007/s00338-014-1153-2. LIRS catalog number 1760.
  • Lucas, J.S., W.J. Nash and M. Nishida (1985). Aspects of the evolution of Acanthaster planci (L) Echinodermata, Asteroidea), "Proceedings of the Fifth International Coral Reef Congress".5,Tahiti, : 327-332. LIRS catalog number 166.
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  • Messmer, V., M. Pratchett and K. Chong-Seng (2017). Variation in incidence and severity of injuries among Crown-of-Thorns Starfish (Acanthaster cf. solaris) on Australia�s Great Barrier Reef. Diversity, 9(1): 12. LIRS catalog number 2080.
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  • Musso, B.M. (1993). Effects of Acanthaster predation on bioerosion: design and preliminary results, Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority Workshop Series, 18: 133-144. LIRS catalog number 753.
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  • Pratchett, M.S. (2001). Dynamics of outbreak populations of crown-of-thorns starfish (Acanthaster planci L.), and their effects on coral reef ecosystems, Ph.D. thesis, James Cook University, Australia. LIRS catalog number 762.
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  • Pratchett, M.S., P.L. Munday, S.K. Wilson, N.A.J Graham, J.E. Cinner, D.R. Bellwood, G.P Jones, N.V.C. Polunin and T.R. McClanahan (2008). Effects of climate-induced coral bleaching on coral-reef fishes - ecological and economic consequences, Oceanography and Marine Biology: an Annual Review, 46: 251-296. LIRS catalog number 1150.
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