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Teredo navalis Linnaeus, 1758

Pholadoidea : Teredinidae

Tebble name: Teredo navalis Linnaeus
Smith & Heppell name: Teredo navalis L.,1758 1758

Pallet variable, without ridge, distal margin of inner face slightly concave to moderately u-shaped. Outer margin deeply u-shaped. Periostracum pale yellow, covering distal half and extending as narrow margin.

Distribution & Ecology

Recorded from scattered localities around Britain but mostly in the English Channel, SW England and the Irish Sea.

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Additional Information & Related Species


Listed are literature citing Teredo navalis Linnaeus, 1758. Reference containing the species Type Description is highlighted.

Linnaeus C 1758. Systema Naturae. Editio decima. 1. Regnum Animale Holmiae, Laurentii Salvii. 824pp.
Turner R D 1966. A Survey and Illustrated Catalogue of the Teredinidae The Museum of Comparative Zoology. 265pp.


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Record last modified: 17/05/2016