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Acanthaster Gervais 1841 (sea star)

Asteroidea - Valvatida - Archasteridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 81603

Full reference: P. Gervais. 1841. Acanthaster. In: Dictionnaire de Sciences Naturelles. Supplément, 1. Levrault F.G. & Le Normant (eds.), Paris.

Parent taxon: Archasteridae according to W. K. Spencer and C.W. Wright 1966

Sister taxon: Archaster

Subtaxa: Acanthaster planci

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Ecology: slow-moving low-level epifaunal carnivore