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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBoccardia otakouica Rainer, 1973 
AphiaID: 327248

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 editorSpionida (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSpioniformia (Suborder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSpionidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBoccardia (Genus) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBoccardia otakouica (Species)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBoccardia Carazzi, 1893
Orig. name Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBoccardia otakouica Rainer, 1973
Sources  original description Rainer, S.F. (1973). Polydora and related genera (Polychaeta: Spionidae) from Otago waters. Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand. 3(4): 545-564., available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03036758.1973.10421857
page(s): 548-550, fig. 2 [details]

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Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
Distribution  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editortype locality New Zealand [details]
From other sources
New Zealand
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNew Zealand Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Specimens  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHolotype OU A72:3A, locality Otago region (South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand, South Island, Otago Harbour, tidal channel to north of Quarantine Island (geocoordinates not provided, estimated with gazetteer to be approximately lat. -45.826º, long. 170.634º); 4-10 m, from Ostrea lutaria shells) [details]

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Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (1 nucleotides; 1 proteins) 
Notes 
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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAssociation Found as a borer in shells of Ostrea lutaria Hutton, 1873. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDepth range 3-10 m. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand, South Island: Otago Harbour.  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology Not stated. The specific epithet otakouica seems to be composed by the toponym 'Otakou' followed by the Latin suffix -ica, feminine of -icus and added to a noun to form an adjective meaning 'belonging to'. 'Otakou', named 'Otago' previously to the standardisation of Maori spelling in the 1840s, was an important Maori settlement in the eastern side of Otago Peninsula, and is still a fishing village at about 25 km from Dunedin, near the mouth of Otago Harbor. The prestandardised form 'Otago' was adopted by the first European settlers for the surrounding area, extending subsequently to the whole province, and is commonly mistaken as a European corruption of 'Otakou'. This way, otakouica would mean 'from the Otago region' or 'inhabiting the Otago region'.  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat Found in shells of Ostrea lutaria Hutton, 1873, collected between 3-10 m depth, probably in soft bottoms.  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType locality South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand, South Island, Otago Harbour, tidal channel to north of Quarantine Island (geocoordinates not provided, estimated with gazetteer to be approximately lat. -45.826º, long. 170.634º), between 4-10 m, from Ostrea lutaria Hutton, 1873 shells.  [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:327248
Taxonomic
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Date   action   by
2008-03-17 10:44:16Z  created  Fauchald, Kristian
2008-03-26 11:36:43Z  changed  Fauchald, Kristian
  
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  Citation: WoRMS (2015). Boccardia otakouica Rainer, 1973. In: Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2015) World Polychaeta database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=327248 on 2016-09-29
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