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The giant triton eat sea urchins and sea stars, and will often eat the crown-of-thorns sea star. Too many crown-of-thorn sea stars can destroy an entire reef by eating too much coral. So when the giant triton eats them, it is also protecting coral reefs by keeping down the numbers of crown-of-thorns sea stars. Because it only eats other animals, it is a carnivore.
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