WoRMS taxon details

Teredo navalis Linnaeus, 1758

141607  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:141607)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish
Linnaeus, C. (1758). Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Editio decima, reformata. Laurentius Salvius: Holmiae. ii, 824 pp., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/10277#page/3/mode/1up
page(s): 651 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
Nomenclature based on Sellius, 1733; ICZN direction 73: specific name of type species of Teredo Linnaeus, 1758  
Nomenclature based on Sellius, 1733; ICZN direction 73: specific name of type species of Teredo Linnaeus, 1758 [details]

Distribution Widespread around the world  
Distribution Widespread around the world [details]

Distribution Newfoundland to Florida and Texas  
Distribution Newfoundland to Florida and Texas [details]
MolluscaBase (2018). Teredo navalis Linnaeus, 1758. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=141607 on 2018-09-20
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original description  (ofSerpula teredo DaCosta, 1778) da Costa E. M. (1778). Historia Naturalis Testaceorum Britanniae, or, The British Conchology. London: Millan, White, Elmsley & Robson. xii + 254 + viii pp. 17 pls., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/47268#page/7/mode/1up
page(s): 22 [details]   

original description  (ofTeredo beaufortana Bartsch, 1922) Bartsch P. (1922). A monograph of the American shipworms. U.S. National Museum Bulletin 122: 1-51 pl. 37 [details]   

original description  (ofTeredo batavus Spengler, 1792) Spengler, L. (1792). Betragtninger og Anmærkninger ved den Linneiske Slægt Pholas blant de mangeskallede Muskeler, med dens hidindtil bekiendte gamle og nye Arter, samt den dermed i Forbindelse staaende Slægt Teredo Linn. Skrivter af Naturhistorie-Selskabet, Kiøbenhavn. 2 (1): 72-106, pl. 1., available online at http://gdz.sub.uni-goettingen.de/dms/load/img/?PPN=PPN608227374_0002&DMDID=DMDLOG_0006
page(s): 103-104 [details]   

original description  (ofTeredo beachi Bartsch, 1921) Bartsch P. (1921). A new classification of the shipworms and descriptions of some new wood boring mollusks. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 34: 25-32 [details]   

original description  (ofTeredo morsei Bartsch, 1922) Bartsch P. (1922). A monograph of the American shipworms. U.S. National Museum Bulletin 122: 1-51 pl. 37 [details]   

original description  (ofTeredo navalis var. occlusa Jeffreys, 1865) Jeffreys, J. G. (1862-1869). British Conchology. Vol. 1: pp. CXIV + 341 [1862]. Vol. 2: pp. 479 [1864] Il frontrespizio reca la data 1863 ma in effetti pubblicato nel 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): 172 [details]   

original description  (ofTeredo novangliae Bartsch, 1922) Bartsch P. (1922). A monograph of the American shipworms. U.S. National Museum Bulletin 122: 1-51 pl. 37 [details]   

original description Linnaeus, C. (1758). Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Editio decima, reformata. Laurentius Salvius: Holmiae. ii, 824 pp., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/10277#page/3/mode/1up
page(s): 651 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

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): 112 [details]   

additional source Zenetos, A., M.E. Çinar, M.A. Pancucci-Papadopoulou, J.G. Harmelin, G. Furnari, F. Andaloro, N. Bellou, N. Streftaris & H. Zibrowius. (2005). Annotated list of marine alien species in the Mediterranean with records of the worst invasive species. Mediterranean Marine Science 6(2):63-118. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Turgeon, D. D., W. G. Lyons, P. Mikkelsen, G. Rosenberg, and F. Moretzsohn. 2009. Bivalvia (Mollusca) of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 711–744 in Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M Press, Colleg [details]   

additional source Rosenberg, G. 1992. Encyclopedia of Seashells. Dorset: New York. 224 pp.
page(s): 167 [details]   

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

additional source Zenetos, A.; Gofas, S.; Verlaque, M.; Cinar, M.; Garcia Raso, J.; Bianchi, C.; Morri, C.; Azzurro, E.; Bilecenoglu, M.; Froglia, C.; Siokou, I.; Violanti, D.; Sfriso, A.; San Martin, G.; Giangrande, A.; Katagan, T.; Ballesteros, E.; Ramos-Espla, A.; Mastrototaro, F.; Ocana, O.; Zingone, A.; Gambi, M.; Streftaris, N. (2010). Alien species in the Mediterranean Sea by 2010. A contribution to the application of European Union’s Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD). Part I. Spatial distribution. Mediterranean Marine Science. 11(2): 381-493., available online at https://doi.org/10.12681/mms.87 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

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. Patrimoines Naturels. 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. Canadian Special Publication of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 126. 405 p. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Meinkoth, N.A. 1981. Field guide to North American seashore creatures. The Audubon Society. Alfred A. Knopf. New York. 799 p. [details]   

additional source Ardovini, R.; Cossignani, T. (2004). West African seashells (including Azores, Madeira and Canary Is.) = Conchiglie dell'Africa Occidentale (incluse Azzorre, Madeira e Canarie). English-Italian edition. L'Informatore Piceno: Ancona, Italy. ISBN 88-86070-11-X. 319 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]   

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]. Commission Régionale de Biologie Région Nord Pas-de-Calais: France. 307 pp., available online at http://www.vliz.be/imisdocs/publications/145561.pdf [details]   

additional source Streftaris, N.; Zenetos, A.; Papathanassiou, E. (2005). Globalisation in marine ecosystems: the story of non-indigenous marine species across European seas. Oceanogr. Mar. Biol. Ann. Rev. 43: 419-453. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Hayward, P.J.; Ryland, J.S. (Ed.). (1990). The marine fauna of the British Isles and North-West Europe: 1. Introduction and protozoans to arthropods. Clarendon Press: Oxford, UK. ISBN 0-19-857356-1. 627 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]   

context source (Introduced species) Molnar, J. L.; Gamboa, R. L.; Revenga, C.; Spalding, M. D. (2008). Assessing the global threat of invasive species to marine biodiversity. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. 6(9): 485-492., available online at https://www.conservationgateway.org/ConservationPractices/Marine/Pages/marineinvasives.aspx [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

context source (HKRMS) Scott, V. P. (2003).A taxonomic distributional and bibliographic checklist of Hong Kong marine bivalve molluscs and research published on them from 1971-2000. In: Proceedings of an International Workshop Reunion Conference, Hong Kong: Perspectives on Marine Environment Change in Hong Kong and Southern China, 1977-2001 (ed. Morton, B.), pp259-310. Hong Kong University Press, Hong Kong. [details]   

context source (Schelde) Maris, T.; Beauchard, O.; Van Damme, S.; Van den Bergh, E.; Wijnhoven, S.; Meire, P. (2013). Referentiematrices en Ecotoopoppervlaktes Annex bij de Evaluatiemethodiek Schelde-estuarium Studie naar “Ecotoopoppervlaktes en intactness index”. Monitor Taskforce Publication Series, 2013-01. NIOZ: Yerseke. 35 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From editor or global species database
Nomenclature based on Sellius, 1733; ICZN direction 73: specific name of type species of Teredo Linnaeus, 1758 [details]

From other sources
Alien species Although both its name and shape reminds us of a worm, the naval shipworm Teredo navalis is a bivalve mollusc. This species drills tunnels in wood and has dispersed all over the world seas, hitchhiking in the hulls of wooden ships and driftwood. Its early and universal spread makes it hard to determine where this species originally occurred. The naval shipworm has troubled sailors for centuries, because it affects the wood of ships. [details]

Dimensions reaches up to 6 mm in length [details]

Distribution Widespread around the world [details]

Distribution Newfoundland to Florida and Texas [details]

Habitat infralittoral of the Gulf and estuary [details]

Reproduction separate sexes, usually not dimorphic in shell structure; fertilization occurs within the mantle cavity anf young hatch as pelagic larvae (generalized for group) [details]
 

LanguageName 
Catalan corc maríbroma  [details]
Danish pæleorm  [details]
Dutch paalwormgewone paalworm  [details]
English naval shipwormgreat shipworm  [details]
French taret commun  [details]
German Pfahlwurm  [details]
Japanese フナクイムシ  [details]