Crown of thorns starfish

Crown of thorns starfish

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Credit: GEORGETTE DOUWMA/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Crown of thorns starfish (Acanthaster planci). The crown of thorns is a ravenous predator of corals, and a rapid rise in its numbers has led to the destruction of large areas of reef. Photographed in Bunaken National Park, North Sulawesi, Indonesia.

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Keywords: acanthaster planci, animal, biological, biology, bunaken national park, coral reef, crown of thorns, destruction, destructive, echinoderm, fauna, indonesia, invertebrates, marine, nature, north sulawesi, one, predator, single, starfish, tropical, underwater, wildlife, zoological, zoology

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