Species Account

Bankia gouldi (Bartsch, 1908)

Pholadoidea : Teredinidae

Tebble name: n/a
Smith & Heppell name: n/a

Notes on Nomenclature

Not included in CLEMAM – pelagic vagrant species

Pallets composed of numerous segments on a long stalk, segments cone-shaped. Cones broadly triangular, margins smooth, lateral margins extended into fine short awns.

Distribution & Ecology

A predominantly western Atlantic species only recently discovered in beached timbers on the coasts of the Irish Sea and English Channel.

Depth Range

Additional Information & Related Species


Listed are literature citing Bankia gouldi (Bartsch, 1908). Reference containing the species Type Description is highlighted.

Bartsch P 1908. A New Shipworm from the United States. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington. 21: 211.
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