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This article is unpublished.
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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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