Acanthaster planci are insensitive to touch and gravity, as they lack statocysts. They are able to sense predators as well as prey through waterborn chemicals.
This article is unpublished.
Appears under "Behavior"
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Nicole Kosarek, Southwestern University
Stephanie Fabritius, Southwestern University
Kosarek, N. 2000. "Acanthaster planci" (On-line), Animal Diversity Web. Accessed October 25, 2009 at http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/site/accounts/information/Acanthaster_planci.html.
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