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Crown of Thorns Starfish

Acanthaster planci


Many-armed starfish ~ 12 inches across with venomous spines; ventral view.


Near shore tropical waters; coral reef ecosystem.


Spotted was offshore of Leeward Oahu; location shown is approximate. The date is notional, but correct to within two weeks. Original medium photoprint; print subsequently scanned and image saved as digital file.

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Allen Hoof
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Allen Hoof

Spotted on Mar 1, 1981
Submitted on Dec 9, 2011

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