Some asteroids, such as Acanthaster planci, have increased in population and damage coral reefs as a result of their grazing. Many asteroids are top predators and keystone species.
Ecosystem Impact: keystone species
This article is unpublished.
Appears under "Associations"
©1995-2012, The Regents of the University of Michigan and its licensors
© The Regents of the University of Michigan and its licensors
Animal Diversity Web
Renee Sherman Mulcrone,
Mulcrone, R. 2005. "Asteroidea" (On-line), Animal Diversity Web. Accessed April 04, 2012 at http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/site/accounts/information/Asteroidea.html
Become part of the EOL community—sign up for the EOL Newsletter today
Become part of the EOL community!
Join EOL now
Already a member?
Visit the Biodiversity Heritage Library