Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Mollusca > Class Bivalvia > Subclass Heterodonta > Infraclass Euheterodonta > Order Myoida > Superfamily Pholadoidea > Family Teredinidae > Subfamily Teredininae > Genus Teredo

Teredo navalis Linnaeus, 1758

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

TeredoLinnaeus, 1758accepted genus name

Species group names

Teredo batavus Spengler, 1792 synonym
Teredo beachi Bartsch, 1921 synonym
Teredo beaufortana Bartsch, 1922 synonym
Teredo japonica Clessin, 1893 synonym
Teredo morsei Bartsch, 1922 synonym
Teredo navalis borealis Roch, 1931 synonym
Teredo navalis var. occlusa Jeffreys, 1865 synonym
Teredo novangliae Bartsch, 1922 synonym
Teredo vulgaris Lamarck, 1801 synonym

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Catalan: broma; corc marí sources: TermCat, The Center for Terminology.
 Danish: pæleorm sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Dutch: gewone paalworm; paalworm sources: de Bruyne, R.H.; Bank, R.A.; Adema, J.P.H.M.; Perk, F.A. (1994). Nederlandse naamlijst van de weekdieren (Mollusca) van Nederland en Belgie: feestuitgave ter gelegenheid van het zestig-jarig jubileum van de Nederlandse Malacologische Vereniging [Dutch namelist of the Mollusca from the Netherlands and Belgium: festive edition at the occasion of the 60-year jubilee of the Dutch Malacological Society]. Backhuys Publishers: Leiden, The Netherlands. ISBN 90-73348-33-1. 149 pp.;Hayward, P.; Nelson-Smith, A.; Shields, C. (1999). Gids van kust en strand: flora en fauna [Coast and beach guide: flora and fauna]. Tirion: Baarn, Netherlands. ISBN 90-5210-327-5. 352, ill. pp.
 English: great shipworm; naval shipworm sources: Leewis, R. (2002). Flora en fauna van de zee [Marine flora and fauna]. Veldgids, 16. KNNV Uitgeverij: Utrecht, The Netherlands. ISBN 90-5011-153-X. 320 pp.;North-West Atlantic Ocean species (NWARMS)
 English-United States: Great Shipworm sources: Charles Hussey
 French: taret commun sources: Bousfield, E.L. 1964. Coquillages des cotes canadiennes de l'Atlantique. > Musée national du Canada, Ottawa. 89 p.
 German: Pfahlwurm


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.

basis of record

Turner, R. D. 1966. A Survey and Illustrated Catalogue of Teredinidae (Mollusca: Bivalvia). Cambridge (Massachusetts): Museum of Comparative Zoology. ix, 265 pp.

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

additional source

Rosenberg, G. 1992. Encyclopedia of Seashells. Dorset: New York. 224 pp.

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.

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.

additional source

Gofas, S.; Le Renard, J.; Bouchet, P. (2001). Mollusca, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 180-213

additional source

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

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.

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.

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





External Links

USNM Invertebrate Zoology Mollusca Collection
Marine Life Information Network - UK
Delivering Alien Invasive Species Inventories for Europe (DAISIE)
European Network on Invasive Alien Species (NOBANIS) - Teredo navalis
Biodiversity Heritage Library (949 publications)
Barcode of Life
GenBank (5 nucleotides; 1 proteins)


Rosenberg, G.; Gofas, S. (2014). Teredo navalis Linnaeus, 1758. In: Costello, M.J.; Bouchet, P.; Boxshall, G.; Arvantidis, C.; Appeltans, W. (2014) European Register of Marine Species, accessed through PESI at http://www.eu-nomen.eu/portal/taxon.php?GUID=urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:141607




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