Species Account

Psiloteredo megotara (Hanley in Forbes & Hanley, 1848)

Pholadoidea : Teredinidae

Tebble name: Psiloteredo megotara (Forbes & Hanley)
Smith & Heppell name: Psiloteredo megotara (Hanley in Forbes & Hanley, 1848)

Pallets not segmented, almost entirely calcareous; Blade broadly oval with a moderate thumb-nail like depression that is transversely striated. The posterior slope of the shell is moderate to large and flared.

Distribution & Ecology

Widely recorded from around Britain and Ireland, always in floating timbers.

Depth Range

Additional Information & Related Species


Listed are literature citing Psiloteredo megotara (Hanley in Forbes & Hanley, 1848). Reference containing the species Type Description is highlighted.

Forbes E & Hanley S 1848. British Mollusca Vol.1. J van Voorst, London. 477pp.
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