Species Account

Lyrodus bipartitus (Jeffreys, 1860)

Pholadoidea : Teredinidae

Tebble name: n/a
Smith & Heppell name: Lyrodus bipartitus (Jeffreys, 1860)

Pallets not segmented, calcareous part a single piece with a prominent periostracal cap. Calcareous part conical distally, periostracal cap straight sided with a deep furrow on its outer face.

Distribution & Ecology

A southern warm temperate subtropical species occasionally stranded on southern shores.

Depth Range

Additional Information & Related Species


Listed are literature citing Lyrodus bipartitus (Jeffreys, 1860). Reference containing the species Type Description is highlighted.

Jeffreys J G 1860. A synoptical list of the British species of Teredo with a notice of the exotic species. Annals and magazine of natural History. (3) 6: 121-127.
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