Teredo navalis Linnaeus, 1758Pholadoidea : Teredinidae
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.
Juveniles & Similar Species
Key Features & Similar 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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