A newly discovered predator of the crown-of-thorns starfish

@article{Bos2008AND,
  title={A newly discovered predator of the crown-of-thorns starfish},
  author={A. Bos and G. S. Gumanao and F. Salac},
  journal={Coral Reefs},
  year={2008},
  volume={27},
  pages={581}
}
Recently, we observed a solitary polyp attacking and completely ingesting a crown-of-thorns starfish (Fig. 1). This large (21-cm diameter) ‘coral-like’ animal, Pseudocorynactis sp., belongs to the order of Corallimorpharia (Anthozoa; Hexacorallia (Daly et al. 2003)). Although Pseudocorynactis sp. is frequently encountered in reefs of both Indonesia (den Hartog 1997) and Malaysia (Gosliner et al. 1996), no specimen has been identified in the IndoPacific region. We observed natural interactions… Expand

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Crown-of-thorns outbreak at the Tubbataha reefs UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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