family Teredinidae


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Noun1.family Teredinidae - shipworms
mollusk family - a family of mollusks
genus Teredo - type genus of the family Teredinidae
shipworm, teredinid - wormlike marine bivalve that bores into wooden piers and ships by means of drill-like shells
Bankia, genus Bankia - giant shipworms
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The principal marine wood boring animals in Los Angeles Harbor belong to the isopod genus Limnoria and to the bivalve shipworm family Teredinidae.
In 1973 Popham and Dixon (Popham and Dickson, 1973) demonstrated the presence of endosymbiotic bacteria in the gills of wood-boring bivalves of the family Teredinidae, commonly known as shipworms.