TW72152-D. Crown-of-Thorns Sea Star (Acanthaster planci), close-up detail of spines. Toxin from spines can inflict painful wound. This large star (up to 40cm diameter) has 12-19 arms and feeds on corals. Outbreaks of this starfish can devastate reefs. Baja, Mexico, Sea of Cortez, Pacific Ocean.<br />
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TW72152-D. Crown-of-Thorns Sea Star (Acanthaster planci), close-up detail of spines. Toxin from spines can inflict painful wound. This large star (up to 40cm diameter) has 12-19 arms and feeds on corals. Outbreaks of this starfish can devastate reefs. Baja, Mexico, Sea of Cortez, Pacific Ocean.
Photo Copyright © Brandon Cole. All rights reserved worldwide. www.brandoncole.com

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