Periodic movement, recruitment and size-related distribution of the sea cucumber Holothuria scabra in Solomon Islands

  title={Periodic movement, recruitment and size-related distribution of the sea cucumber Holothuria scabra in Solomon Islands},
  author={Annie Mercier and Stephen C. Battaglene and Jean‐François Hamel},
Field studies of the sea cucumber Holothuria scabra conducted in Kogu Veke, Solomon Islands, showed monthly recruitment of newly-settled juveniles on seagrass and indicated that size distribution was a function of substratum type and depth. Adults >250 mm body length were found mainly on sand, with <5% organic matter (OM), at depths of >1–3 m. Individuals >10–250 mm were found mostly in 30–120 cm of water, on mud and muddy sand with OM content between 5 and 10%. Specimens >40–150 mm were also… 

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