Tripneustes gratilla

Scientific name Tripneustes gratilla
Descriptor Linnaeus
Year of description 1758
IUCN category (World) NE
Family toxopneustidae
Genus Tripneustes
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Introduction

Tripneustes gratilla is a salt water echinoderm.

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Who is it?

Morphology

  • Size
    8 - 10 cm
  • Size
    8 - 10 cm

How to recognize Tripneustes gratilla ?

Tripneustes gratilla measures between 8 and 10 cm. This echinoderm is tricolore with a predominantly rouge, orange, noir and blanc body.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
    herbivorous
  • Sociability
    solitary
  • territorial
    No
  • Way of living
    diurnal

Tripneustes gratilla is an echinoderm solitary naturally found on the bottom. This species is herbivorous .

Although Tripneustes gratilla is non-territorial, it is sometimes aggressive towards other species.

Reproduction

  • Reproduction
    ovipare
    • Active sexual selection
      No

Tripneustes gratilla is an echinoderm ovipare.

Risks for humans

  • Venomous
    Yes
  • Sting
    Yes

This species is venomous and can cause serious injuries when touched.

Where to find it?

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What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Temperature
    22 - 29 °C
  • Depth
    0 - 75 m
  • Environment
    Free benthic

Biotope presentation

Tripneustes gratilla is most often found at a depth between 0m and 75m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

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