Hybrid crown-of-thorns starfish (Acanthaster planci x A. brevispinus) reared to maturity in the laboratory

@article{Lucas1976HybridCS,
  title={Hybrid crown-of-thorns starfish (Acanthaster planci x A. brevispinus) reared to maturity in the laboratory},
  author={John Scott Lucas and M. M. Jones},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1976},
  volume={263},
  pages={409-412}
}
THE coral predators Acanthaster planci L. and A. ellisii (Gray) have been the subject of many publications in recent years. But there is another little known Acanthaster species, A. brevispinus Fisher, which was described from two specimens dredged in the Sulu Archipelago, Philippine Islands1. The species has been reported from the Great Barrier Reef region, Queensland2,3 and specimens have been collected recently off Townsville, North Queensland, from sandy substrates and not on coral reef… 
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