John M. Lawrence, Yukio Agatsuma

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Tripneustes appears to be a generalist in habitat and food in tropical and subtropical, shallow water habitats subject to disturbance. It can have major effects on seagrass and algal beds and cause barren grounds. Tripneustes has rapid growth, early maturation, high fecundity, sporadic and potentially high recruitment and short longevity. All are characteristics of a ruderal species.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDevelopments in Aquaculture and Fisheries Science
PublisherElsevier B.V.
Number of pages17
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Jan 1

Publication series

NameDevelopments in Aquaculture and Fisheries Science
ISSN (Print)0167-9309


  • Biology
  • Ecology
  • Growth
  • Mortality
  • Reproduction
  • Tripneustes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Aquatic Science
  • Ecology

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    Lawrence, J. M., & Agatsuma, Y. (2013). Tripneustes. In Developments in Aquaculture and Fisheries Science (pp. 491-507). (Developments in Aquaculture and Fisheries Science; Vol. 38). Elsevier B.V..