This situation is at least partly explained by the fact that, until recently, this giant worm-like sediment-dwelling teredinid bivalve was known primarily from descriptions of calcareous hard parts (shells, tubes, and pallets) and isolated, sporadic, and often secondhand reports of the existence of living specimens (e.g., Griffiths, 1806; Wright, 1866; Caiman, 1927 quoted in Societies and Academies, 1927; Sivickis, 1928).
Teredinid bivalves are commonly referred to as shipworms due to their worm-like appearance and habit of burrowing in and ingesting wood, including the timbers of wooden ships (Turner, 1966).
A second block was attached at selected stations and exposed for a three-month period which was specifically used for the identification of teredinid wood-borers.
No study of wood-borering populations have been done between the two studies, but the wood-boring teredinids and isopod Limnoria tripunctata have been collected from the harbor for laboratory experiments (Eckelbarger and Reish 1973; Anderson and Reish 1967; Reish and Hetherington 1969).
maculata, with moderate or light-moderate attack at Site B, and with two of the three piles at Site A with teredinid
attack in the low tide region.
A second block was attached to the rope at selected stations and removed in approximately four months to examine the pallets to distinguish between the two bivalve teredinid
-- Resistance of acetylated pine to marine organisms (teredinid
For example, the identification of cellulolytic, nitrogen-fixing bacteria in the gills of the wood-boring teredinid
clams (shipworms) pointed toward an explanation of how these bivalves are able to thrive with wood as their primary food source.
1993), although in the case of the larval stages of certain pholads and teredinids
[e.g., Bankia gouldi (Tan et al.
Sea-sunken timber can attract mollusks called teredinids
, with long wormy bodies sticking out of shells, and the more depth-loving xylophagains.
Range extensions of teredinids
(shipworms) and polychaetes in the vicinity of temperate-zone nuclear generating station.