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  • Benzie, J., P. Dixon. 1994. The effects of sperm concentration, sperm:egg ratio, and gamete age on fertilization success in crown-of-thorns starfish (Acanthaster planci) in the laboratory. Biological Bulletin, 186 (2): 139.
  • Birkelanci, C., J. Lucas. 1990. Acanthaster planci: Major Management Problem of Coral Reefs. Boca Raton, Florida: CRC Press.
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  • Engelhardt, U., M. Hartcher, J. Cruise, D. Engelhardt, M. Russell, N. Taylor, G. Thomas, D. Wiseman. 1999. Fine scale surveys of crown-of-thorns starfish (Acanthaster planci) in the central Great Barrier Reef Region. CRC Reef Research Centre Technical Report, 30: 1-97.
  • Engelhardt, U., M. Hartcher, N. Taylor, J. Cruise, D. Engelhardt, M. Russell, I. Stevens, G. Thomas, D. Williamson, D. Wiseman. 2001. Crown-of-thorns starfish (Acanthaster planci) in the central Great Barrier reef region. Results of fine-scale surveys conducted in 1999-2000. CRC Reef Research Centre Technical Report, 32: 1-100.
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  • Fong, P., P. Glynn. 2000. A regional model to predict coral population dynamics in response to El Nino-Southern Oscillation. Ecological Applications, 10 (3): 842-854.
  • Glynn, P. 1976. Some physical and biological determinants of coral community structure in the Eastern Pacific. Ecological Monographs, 46 (4): 431-456.
  • Hay, M., J. Parker, D. Burkepile, C. Caudill, A. Wilson, Z. Hallinan, A. Chequer. 2004. Mutualisms and aquatic community structure: The enemy of my enemy is my friend. Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics, 35: 175-197.
  • Johnson, L., R. Babcock. 1994. Temperature and the larval ecology of the crown-of-thorns starfish, Acanthaster planci. Biological Bulletin, 187 (3): 304.
  • Keesing, J., J. Lucas. 1992. Field measurement of feeding and movement rates of the crown-of-thorns starfish Acanthaster planci (L.). J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol., 156: 89–104.
  • Mah C.L. (2015). WoRMS Asteroidea: World Asteroidea database (version 2015-08-01). In: Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life, 26th August 2015 (Roskov Y., Abucay L., Orrell T., Nicolson D., Kunze T., Flann C., Bailly N., Kirk P., Bourgoin T., DeWalt R.E., Decock W., De Wever A., eds). Digital resource at Species 2000: Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands. ISSN 2405-8858.
  • Mah, C. (2015). Acanthaster planci (Linnaeus, 1758). In: Mah, C.L. (2015) World Asteroidea database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at
  • Mah, C. 2010. "WoRMS Taxon Details: Acanthaster planci" (On-line). World Asteroidea database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species. Accessed May 24, 2011 at
  • Moran, P. 1988. Crown-of-Thorns Starfish: Questions and Answers. Queensland: Australian Institute of Marine Science.
  • Moran, P. 1988. The Acanthaster phenomenon. Australian Institute of Marine Science Monograph Series, 7: 379-480.
  • Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 16, 2011 at
  • Pratchett, M. 2007. Feeding preferences of Acanthaster planci (Echinodermata: Asteroidea) under controlled conditions of food availability. Pacific Science, 61 (1): 113-119.
  • Rowe, F. W. E., and J. Gates / Wells, A. ed. 1995. Echinodermata. Zoological Catalogue of Australia, vol. 33. xiii + 510
  • Stump, R. 1996. An investigation to describe the population dynamics of Acanthaster planci (L.) around Lizard Island, Cairns Section, Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. CRC Reef Research Technical Report, 10: 1-56.
  • Walbran, P., R. Henderson, A. Jull, M. Head. 1989. Evidence from sediments of long-term Acanthaster planci predation on corals of the Great Barrier Reef. Science, 245 (4920): 847-850.
  • Wilson, S., S. Burgess, A. Cheal, M. Emslie, R. Fisher, I. Miller, N. Polunin, H. Sweatman. 2008. Habitat utilization by coral reef fish: Implications for specialists vs. generalists in a changing environment. Journal of Animal Ecology, 77 (2): 220-228.


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