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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPsiloteredo megotara (Hanley in Forbes & Hanley, 1848) 
AphiaID: 141602

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMollusca (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBivalvia (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHeterodonta (Subclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEuheterodonta (Infraclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMyoida (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPholadoidea (Superfamily) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTeredinidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTeredininae (Subfamily) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPsiloteredo (Genus) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPsiloteredo megotara (Species)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPsiloteredo Bartsch, 1922
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTeredo denticulata Fischer, 1856 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTeredo dilatata Stimpson, 1851 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTeredo megotara Hanley in Forbes & Hanley, 1848 (original binomen)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTeredo megotara var. excisa Jeffreys, 1865 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTeredo megotara var. mionota Jeffreys, 1865 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTeredo megotara var. striatior Jeffreys, 1865 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTeredo megotara var. striator Jeffreys, 1865 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTeredo subericola Jeffreys, 1860 (non MacGillivray, 1845)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTeredo subericola var. minor Jeffreys, 1860 (synonym)
Sources  original description Forbes E. & Hanley S.C. (1848-1853). A history of British Mollusca and their shells. London, van Voorst : Vol. 1: i-lxxx [1853], 1-486 [1848], pl. A-W, AA-ZZ, AAA-ZZZ [dates uncertain]; Vol. 2: 1-480 [1 dec. 1849], 481-557 [1850]; Vol. 3: 1-320 [1850], 321-616 [1851]; Vol. 4: 1-300 [1852], pl. 1-114F [dates uncertain]. London, van Voorst., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/bibliography/16341 [details]

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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
Danish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorskibspæleorm  [details]
Dutch Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorscheepsworm  [details]
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorbig-ear shipworm  [details]
French Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorpetit taret  [details]
Environment marine
Distribution 
From regional or thematic species database
Belgium
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorBelgian part of the North Sea (introduced: origin unknown[details]
From other sources
France
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorWimereux (doubtful[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 editorIrish Exclusive economic Zone [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNorth West Atlantic [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 [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDutch Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
(no group)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSwedish Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Host of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTeredoika serpentina Stock, 1959 [via synonym] (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (8 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo CLEMAM 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Dyntaxa 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Marine Bivalves of the British Isles webpage at National Museum of Wales 
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 ITIS
Notes 
From regional or thematic species database
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species vector dispersal in Belgian part of the North Sea : Shipping [details]

From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAlien 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]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution 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]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSpelling Psiloteredo megotara [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSpelling In Müller (2004) as Psiloteredo megotera [details]
Images Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor[show unreviewed]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:141602
Taxonomic
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2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  Gofas, Serge
  
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  Citation: Gofas, S. (2014). 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 2014-12-19
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