Teredo portoricensis

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Teredo portoricensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Bivalvia
Order: Myoida
Family: Teredinidae
Genus: Teredo
Species: T. portoricensis
Binomial name
Teredo portoricensis
W. Clapp, 1924

Teredo portoricensis, known commonly as the Puerto Rico shipworm, is a species of wood-boring clam or shipworm, a marine bivalve mollusk in the family Teredinidae.[1][2] This species is endemic to Puerto Rico.

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  1. ^ Itis Standard Report Page: Teredo portoricensis.
  2. ^ Turgeon, D. D., J. F. Quinn, Jr., A. E. Bogan, E. V. Coan, F. G. Hochberg, W. G. Lyons, et al. 1998. Common and scientific names of aquatic invertebrates from the United States and Canada: Mollusks, 2nd ed. Vol. No.: American Fisheries Society Special Publication 26 American Fisheries Society ISBN 1-888569-01-8