Tag: Crown of Thorns Starfish

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Crown Of Thorns Starfish (Acanthaster Planci)

Another close-up of the infamous Crown Of Thorns Starfish (Acanthaster Planci). This individual was just one from the few seen during a single dive at Shark Island, Koh Tao.

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Crown Of Thorns Starfish (Acanthaster Planci)

A close-up of the venomous spines and papullae (the small red spots on the skin) of the Crown Of Thorns Starfish (Acanthaster Planci).

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Crown Of Thorns Starfish (Acanthaster Planci)

The notorious Crown Of Thorns Starfish (Acanthaster Planci) appears, thankfully, to be present in numbers which do not pose a considerable threat to local reef systems.