[ kroun-uh v-thawrnz ]
/ ˈkraʊn əvˈθɔrnz /
a starfish, Acanthaster planci, that feeds on living coral polyps, causing erosion and destruction of coral reefs.
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Origin of crown-of-thorns starfish
First recorded in 1960–65
Also called crown of thorns.
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