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Teredora malleolus (Turton, 1822)

Pholadoidea : Teredinidae

Tebble name: Teredora malleolus (Turton)
Smith & Heppell name: Teredora malleolus (Turton, 1822)

Pallets not segmented, almost entirely calcareous; Blade broadly oval with a deep thumbnail-like depression that is transversely striated. The posterior slope of the shell is small but set at a sharp angle.

Distribution & Ecology

Recorded from stranded timbers at scattered localities around Britain and Ireland.

Depth Range

Additional Information & Related Species


Listed are literature citing Teredora malleolus (Turton, 1822). Reference containing the species Type Description is highlighted.

Turner R D 1966. A Survey and Illustrated Catalogue of the Teredinidae The Museum of Comparative Zoology. 265pp.
Turton W 1822. Conchylia dithyra Insularum britannicarum. The bivalve shells of the British Islands London. 279pp, 20pls.


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Record last modified: 17/05/2016