(at least 3 specie in Swedish waters)
Distribution in scandinavian waters
Maximum length: The worm
and its tunnels can in certain cases be severeal metres
long, but are commonly only a few decimetres.
Appearance: The ships worm bores large and deep calcareous lined
tunnels in wood, while on the surface the wood can appear undamaged.
Depth: From sea-level to unknown depth.
Environment: Lives in wood in the sea.
Misc: There are several
groups of long and slim worm-like bivalves that bore in wood.
Some of the ships worm tunnels pictured above have probably
been opened by gribbles.
Classification: Ship worms are members of the
bivalves under the molluscs.
Ship worm More
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© Aquascope 2000 Tjärnö Marine Biological
Laboratory, Strömstad, Sweden
| Martin Larsvik
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