Species Account

Uperotus lieberkindi (Roch, 1931)

Pholadoidea : Teredinidae

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

Notes on Nomenclature

Not included in CLEMAM – pelagic vagrant species.
In WoRMS as
Uperotus panamensis (Bartsch 1922). Turner (1966) mentions that U. lieberkindi could be U. panamensis but nothing has been pubished since to clarify.

Pallets not segmented of a single calcareous oval blade on a short stalk, outer face of blade radially ribbed, inner face smooth.

Distribution & Ecology

A sub tropical/tropical Atlantic species recorded from driftwood in the Irish Sea.

Depth Range

Additional Information & Related Species


Listed are literature citing Uperotus lieberkindi (Roch, 1931). Reference containing the species Type Description is highlighted.

Oliver P G, Wood H & Holmes A M 2009. First British record of the shipworm Uperotus (Bivalvia: Teredinidae) from driftwood on the Llyn Peninsula, Wales. Journal of Conchology. 39: 681-2.
Roch F 1931. Die Terediniden der Skandinavischen Museums-sammlungen (Stockholm, Gothenburg, Kopenhagen, Oslo, Nidaros und Tromso). Archiv fur Zoologie. 22A: 1-29.


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Record last modified: 17/05/2016