: A two year study was undertaken for the Department of Environment and Heritage (Australia) by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) to identify and rank introduced marine species found within Australian waters and those not found within Australian waters.
All of the non-native potential target species identified in this report are ranked as high, medium and low priority, based on their invasion potential and impact potential. Tridentiger trigonocephalus
is identified as one of ten potential domestic target species most likely to be spread to uninfected bioregions by shipping. A hazard ranking of potential domestic target species based on invasion potential from infected to uninfected bioregions identifies T. trigonocephalus
as a 'low priority species' - these species have a low impact potential and a low invasion potential relative to the other domestic non-native species identified in the report.
For more details, please see Hayes et al. 2005
The rankings determined in Hayes et al.
2005 will be used by the National Introduced Marine Pest Coordinating Group in Australia to assist in the development of national control plans which could include options for control, eradication and/or long term management.