Teredo furcifera   Martens,  1894 (Shipworm)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class: Bivalvia
Order:Myoida
Family:Teredinidae

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Description

Synonym (s)
Teredo australasiatica Roch, 1935
Teredo bensoni Edmondson, 1946
Teredo furcata Moll, 1935
Teredo furcillatus Miller, 1924
Teredo krappei Moll, 1935
Teredo laciniata Roch, 1935
Teredo parksi Bartsch, 1921
Teredo parksi madrasensis Nair, 1958

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Estuarine, Coastal

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Godavari Estuary (Lat: 16.63) (Long: 82.3) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Pulicat Lake (Lat: 13.67) (Long: 80.17) INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Vishakhapatnam Harbour INDIA
• Kerala, Kochi, Willingdon Island INDIA
• Kerala, Kallayi Estuary INDIA (Record: 02/1988-05/1988)
• Kerala, Beypore Estuary INDIA (Record: 02/1988-05/1988)
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Palk Bay INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, kapula uppada INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Rishikonda INDIA
• Andra Pradesh, Visakhapatnam, Sagar Nagar INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Minicoy INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Kalpeni INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Kadamatt INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Kilttan INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Amini INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Kavaratti INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Pitti INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Cheriyam INDIA
• Lakshadweep INDIA
• INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andamans INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Nair, NB and Salim, M (1994) Marine timber destroying organisms of the Andaman-Nicobar Islands and the Lakshadweep Archipelago Occasional paper no 159 Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI 87 pp
  • Subba Rao, NV and Dey, A (2000) Catalogue of marine molluscs of Andaman and Nicobar Islands Occasional paper no 187 Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI 1-323 Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Balaji, M; Rao, MV and Rao, KS (1999) Natural resistance of ten species of catamaran grade timber to marine wood borer attack at Visakhapatnam and Kochi harbours Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India The Marine Biological Association of India, Cochin 41(1&2) 96-102 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Nair, NB (1996) Destruction of timber structures in the estuarine systems of the south west coast of India, the Kallayi and Beypore backwaters Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India The Marine Biological Association of India, Cochin, India 38(1&2) 25-33 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Benson, A (2010) Teredo furcifera USGS Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database, Gainesville, FL Available at - http://nas.er.usgs.gov/queries/FactSheet.aspx?speciesID=139
  • Nair, NB and Dharmaraj, K (1980) Wood boring molluscs of the Palk bay and the Gulf of Mannar Mahasagar- Bulletin of the National Institute of Oceanography NIO, Goa 13(3) 249-260 Available at - ijs.nio.org/index.php/msagar/article/download/1550/1528
  • Das, AK and Roy, MKD (1989) A general account of the mangrove fauna of Andaman and Nicobar islands Fauna of conservation areas Zoological survey of India 1-152 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Rao, MV; Balaji, M; Pachu, AV (2008) Marine wood borers of Bhimunipatnam - Visakhapatnam coast, Bay of Bengal, India. Journal of the Timber Development Association of India Timber Development Association of India 54(1-4) 59-77 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Nair, N.B.; Dharmaraj, K (1983) Marine wood boring molluscs of the Lakshadweep archipelago. Indian Journal of Marine Sciences Scientific Publishers 12(2) 96-99 Available at - NIO,Goa
  • Roy, MKD (2006) Marine wood-borers of Andaman and Nicobar islands with key to species Journal of Environment and Sociobiology Social Environmental and Biological Association, Kolkata, India 3(2) 131-142 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Rao, MV; Pati, SK; D. Swain; and Sharma, RM Marine wood-borers Zoological Survey of India 1-5 Available at - http://zsi.gov.in/checklist/Marine%20Wood%20borers.pdf

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