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Crown of Thorns Starfish

Crown of Thorns Starfish

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JOHN MARAVENTANO / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY JOHN MARAVENTANO / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Crown of Thorns Starfish, Acanthaster planci, in Hawaii. It is the second largest starfish and capable of limb regeneration. It is nocturnal and preys on coral polyps. It is also venomous, with a neurotoxin that is released through the spines.

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