WoRMS taxon details

Psiloteredo megotara (Hanley in Forbes & Hanley, 1848)

141602  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:141602)

accepted
Species
marine
(ofTeredo megotara Hanley in Forbes & Hanley, 1848) Forbes E.; Hanley S.C. (1848-1853). A history of British Mollusca and their shells. <em>London, van Voorst.</em> , available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/bibliography/16341
page(s): vol. 1 p. 77; pl. 1 fig 6; pl. 18 fig. 1-2 [details]   
Distribution western slope of Newfoundland, including the southern part of the Strait of Belle Isle but excluding the upper 50m in the...  
Distribution western slope of Newfoundland, including the southern part of the Strait of Belle Isle but excluding the upper 50m in the area southwest of Newfoundland; Prince Edward Island (from the northern tip of Miscou Island, N.B. to Cape Breton Island south of Cheticamp, including the Northumberland Strait and Georges Bay to the Canso Strait causeway) [details]
MolluscaBase (2018). Psiloteredo megotara (Hanley in Forbes & Hanley, 1848). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=141602 on 2018-11-13
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original description  (ofTeredo denticulata Fischer, 1856) Fischer P. (1856-1857). Liste monographique des espèces du genre taret. <i>Journal de Conchyliologie 5</i>: 129-240 (1856); 6 [details]   

original description  (ofTeredo dilatata Stimpson, 1851) Stimpson W. (1851). On several new species of shells from the northern coast of New England.. <i>Proceedings of the Boston Society of Natural History 4</i>: 113-114 [december] [details]   

original description  (ofTeredo megotara Hanley in Forbes & Hanley, 1848) Forbes E.; Hanley S.C. (1848-1853). A history of British Mollusca and their shells. <em>London, van Voorst.</em> , available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/bibliography/16341
page(s): vol. 1 p. 77; pl. 1 fig 6; pl. 18 fig. 1-2 [details]   

original description  (ofTeredo megotara var. excisa Jeffreys, 1865) Jeffreys J.G. (1862-1869). <i>British conchology</i>. Vol. 1: pp. cxiv + 341 [1862]. Vol. 2: pp. 479 [1864]. Vol. 3: pp. 394 [1865]. Vol. 4: pp. 487 [1867]. Vol. 5: pp. 259 [1869]. London, van Voorst. , available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/55187
page(s): 177 [details]   

original description  (ofTeredo subericola Jeffreys, 1860) Jeffreys, J. G. (1860). A synoptical list of the British species of <i>Teredo</i> with a notice of the exotic species. <em>Annals and Magazine of Natural History.</em> 3(6): 121-127., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/22218533
page(s): 122 [details]   

original description  (ofTeredo subericola var. minor Jeffreys, 1860) Jeffreys, J. G. (1860). A synoptical list of the British species of <i>Teredo</i> with a notice of the exotic species. <em>Annals and Magazine of Natural History.</em> 3(6): 121-127., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/22218533 [details]   

original description  (ofTeredo megotara var. mionota Jeffreys, 1865) Jeffreys J.G. (1862-1869). <i>British conchology</i>. Vol. 1: pp. cxiv + 341 [1862]. Vol. 2: pp. 479 [1864]. Vol. 3: pp. 394 [1865]. Vol. 4: pp. 487 [1867]. Vol. 5: pp. 259 [1869]. London, van Voorst. , available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/55187
page(s): 177 [details]   

original description  (ofTeredo megotara var. striatior Jeffreys, 1865) Jeffreys J.G. (1862-1869). <i>British conchology</i>. Vol. 1: pp. cxiv + 341 [1862]. Vol. 2: pp. 479 [1864]. Vol. 3: pp. 394 [1865]. Vol. 4: pp. 487 [1867]. Vol. 5: pp. 259 [1869]. London, van Voorst. , available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/55187
page(s): 177 [details]   

context source (Introduced species) Katsanevakis, S.; Bogucarskis, K.; Gatto, F.; Vandekerkhove, J.; Deriu, I.; Cardoso A.S. (2012). Building the European Alien Species Information Network (EASIN): a novel approach for the exploration of distributed alien species data. <em>BioInvasions Records.</em> 1: 235-245., available online at http://easin.jrc.ec.europa.eu [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

context source (Schelde) (2010). Bedreiging voor biodiversiteit. Indicatoren voor het Schelde-estuarium. <em>Opgemaakt in opdracht van Afdeling Maritieme Toegang, projectgroep EcoWaMorSe, Vlaams Nederlandse Scheldecommissie. VLIZ Information Sheets, 200. Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee (VLIZ): Oostende.</em> 7 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]   

basis of record Turner, R. D. (1966). A Survey and Illustrated Catalogue of Teredinidae (Mollusca: Bivalvia). Museum of Comparative Zoology, Cambridge (Massachusetts). ix + 265 pp., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/134382
page(s): 110 [details]   

additional source Liu J.Y. [Ruiyu] (ed.). (2008). Checklist of marine biota of China seas. <em>China Science Press.</em> 1267 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Dyntaxa. (2013). Swedish Taxonomic Database. Accessed at www.dyntaxa.se [15-01-2013]., available online at http://www.dyntaxa.se [details]   

additional source Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS). , available online at http://www.itis.gov [details]   

additional source Check List of European Marine Mollusca (CLEMAM). , available online at http://www.somali.asso.fr/clemam/index.clemam.html [details]   

additional source Gofas, S.; Le Renard, J.; Bouchet, P. (2001). Mollusca. in: Costello, M.J. et al. (eds), European Register of Marine Species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. <em>Patrimoines Naturels.</em> 50: 180-213. (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Brunel, P.; Bosse, L.; Lamarche, G. (1998). Catalogue of the marine invertebrates of the estuary and Gulf of St. Lawrence. <em>Canadian Special Publication of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 126.</em> 405 p. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Muller, Y. (2004). Faune et flore du littoral du Nord, du Pas-de-Calais et de la Belgique: inventaire. [Coastal fauna and flora of the Nord, Pas-de-Calais and Belgium: inventory]. <em>Commission Régionale de Biologie Région Nord Pas-de-Calais: France.</em> 307 pp., available online at http://www.vliz.be/imisdocs/publications/145561.pdf [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From regional or thematic species database
Introduced species vector dispersal in Belgian part of the North Sea : Shipping [details]

From other sources
Alien species Although both its name and shape reminds us of a worm, the shipworm Psiloteredo megotara is a bivalve mollusc. This species drills tunnels in wood and has dispersed very early, hitchhiking in the hulls of wooden ships and driftwood. Its early spread makes it hard to determine where this species originally occurred. It's possible that this species always occurred in Belgian waters but was previously not discovered. Scientist call such species cryptogenic. Psiloteredo megotara is known to occur in Belgian waters since before 1600.
Shipworms have troubled sailors for centuries, because they affect the wood of ships. [details]

Distribution western slope of Newfoundland, including the southern part of the Strait of Belle Isle but excluding the upper 50m in the area southwest of Newfoundland; Prince Edward Island (from the northern tip of Miscou Island, N.B. to Cape Breton Island south of Cheticamp, including the Northumberland Strait and Georges Bay to the Canso Strait causeway) [details]

Spelling Psiloteredo megotara [details]

Spelling In Müller (2004) as Psiloteredo megotera [details]
 

LanguageName 
Danish skibspæleorm  [details]
Dutch scheepsworm  [details]
English big-ear shipworm  [details]
French petit taret  [details]