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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorFicopomatus enigmaticus (Fauvel, 1923) 
AphiaID: 130988

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnnelida (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPolychaeta (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSedentaria (Subclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCanalipalpata (Infraclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSabellida (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSerpulidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorFicopomatus (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorFicopomatus Southern, 1921
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMercierella enigmatica Fauvel, 1923 (superseded original combination)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPhycopomatus enigmaticus [lapsus] (genus misspelling for Ficopomatus in non-taxonomic work)
Sources  original description Fauvel, P. 1923. Un nouveau serpulien d'eau saumatre Merceriella n.g., enigmatica n.sp. Bulletin de la Société Zoologique de France, 47: 424-430. [details]

source of synonymy Hove, Harry A. ten and Weerdenburg, J. C. A. 1978. A generic revision of the brackish-water serpulid Ficopomatus Southern 1921 (Polychaeta: Serpulinae), including Mercierella Fauvel 1923, Sphaeropomatus Treadwell 1934, Mercierellopsis Rioja 1945 and Neopomatus Pillai 1960. Biological Bulletin.Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole 154: 96-120. [details]

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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
Danish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAustralsk kalkrørsorm  [details]
Dutch Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editortrompetkalkkokerworm  [details]
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editortube wormUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAustralian tubeworm  [details]
French Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editormercierelle  [details]
German Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTüten-Kalkröhrenwurm  [details]
Swedish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAustralisk kalkrörsmask  [details]
Environment marine, brackish, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
Distribution 
From editor or global species database
Baltic Sea
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBaltic sea (introduced: alien[details]
From regional or thematic species database
Adriatic Sea
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorAdriatic Sea (introduced: alien[details]
Alboran Sea
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorAlboran Sea (introduced: alien[details]
Baltic Sea
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorBaltic sea (introduced: alien[details]
Black Sea
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorBlack Sea (introduced: alien[details]
Celtic Sea
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorCeltic Sea (introduced: alien[details]
English Channel
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorManche (introduced: alien[details]
France
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorFrance (introduced: alien[details]
Israel
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIsrael (introduced: alien[details]
Italy
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorItaly (introduced: alien[details]
Mediterranean Sea - Western Basin
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorMediterranean Sea - Western Basin (introduced: alien[details]
New Zealand
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorNew Zealand (introduced: alien[details]
North Atlantic Ocean
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorNorth Atlantic (introduced: alien[details]
North Sea
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorNorth Sea (introduced: alien[details]
South Atlantic Ocean
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorSouth Atlantic (introduced: alien[details]
Spain
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorSpain (introduced: alien[details]
Uruguay
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorUruguay (introduced: alien[details]
From other sources
Black Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBlack Sea (introduced: alien[details]
English Channel
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBaie de la Seine [details]
France
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorWimereux (doubtful[details]
Gulf of Mexico
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGulf of Mexico [details]
Mediterranean Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMediterranean Sea (introduced: alien[details]
Mediterranean Sea - Eastern Basin
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGreek Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorKerkennah Islands [details]
North Atlantic Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEuropean waters (ERMS scope) [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPortuguese Exclusive Economic Zone [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorUnited Kingdom Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
North Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBelgian Exclusive Economic Zone (introduced: alien[details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGerman Bight (introduced: alien[details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNorth Sea (introduced: alien[details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorWesterschelde [details]
United Kingdom
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPlymouth [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSouth Coast of England [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorWest Coast of England [details]
(no group)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAtlantic Europe (introduced: alien[details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNew Zealand Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSpanish Exclusive Economic Zone [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDelivering Alien Invasive Species Inventories for Europe (DAISIE) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGuide to the exotic species of San Francisco bay - Ficopomatus enigmaticus 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMarine Life Information Network - UK 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (5 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (4 nucleotides; 0 proteins) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Marine Species Identification Portal 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo PESI 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo USNM Invertebrate Zoology Annelid Collection 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
Notes 
From regional or thematic species database
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species abundance in Adriatic Sea (IHO Sea Area) : Common [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species abundance in English Channel (IHO Sea Area) : Common [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species abundance in North Sea (IHO Sea Area) : Common [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species abundance in Celtic Sea (IHO Sea Area) : Common [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species impact in Italy (Nation) : Adverse habitat modification [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species impact in New Zealand (Nation) : Loss of aquaculture/commercial/recreational harvest or gain [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species impact in New Zealand (Nation) : Water abstraction or nuisance fouling [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species impact in Italy (Nation) : Alters bio-geochemical/hydrologic cycles [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species impact in Uruguay (Nation) : Adverse habitat modification [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species impact in Uruguay (Nation) : Loss of aquaculture/commercial/recreational harvest or gain [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species impact in Adriatic Sea (IHO Sea Area) : Adverse habitat modification [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species remark In Adriatic Sea (IHO Sea Area) : First recorded in Venetian lagoons in 1934 (Mizzan, 1999 in Lipej et al. 2012) and in the Secovlje Salina in 1994 (Lipej et al. 2009 in Lipej et al. 2012). Established and common in coastal wetlands esp. Skocjan Inlet where it forms organogenic formations [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species vector dispersal in Adriatic Sea (IHO Sea Area) : Not clear if vector is ballast water or ships' hulls [details]

From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAlien species The Australian tubeworm Ficopomatus enigmaticus is a tube building polychaete worm with a presumable origin in the Southern Hemisphere. The tubeworm needs a hard substrate to attach to. High densities of the Australian tubeworm can form reef like structures reaching dimensions of 4 meters in width and more than 2 meters in height.The species would have reached Belgian regions through attachment on ship’s hulls, via ballast water or together with the transportation of molluscs. The Australian tubeworm was observed for the first time in Belgium in 1950 at the Ostend harbour, on the hull of a marine research vessel. Many see these worms as a pest because they form reefs on ships and harbour infrastructures. However along the Belgian coast Australian tubeworm reefs are yet to appear… [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:130988
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  Bellan, Gérard
2007-03-12 12:43:33Z  checked  Fiege, Dieter
2008-03-26 11:36:43Z  changed  Fauchald, Kristian
2008-11-04 07:12:01Z  changed  ten Hove, Harry
2014-03-01 22:42:43Z  changed  Read, Geoffrey
  
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  Citation: Read, G.; ten Hove, H. (2014). Ficopomatus enigmaticus. In: Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2014) World Polychaeta database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=130988 on 2014-07-25
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