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Related to Teredinidae: Teredo navalis
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Noun1.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.
Doce especies de bivalvos perforadores de madera, diez de la familia Teredinidae y dos de Pholadidae fueron recolectadas en manglares de 6 localidades de la costa Pacifica colombiana.
Although he received his MA from Harvard University in 1961, in 1962 he was granted a year's leave to take further training in the field of molluscan research, and was able to study under the guidance of Clench and Ruth Turner, who was by then an expert on the Teredinidae, or shipworms.
The main marine borer hazards at Bundaberg were from the molluscans Martesia and Teredinidae.
Marine shipworms, notorious for boring into wooden hulls and pilings, are mollusks in the family Teredinidae.