Ships worm -
Scientific names: The Greek word teredon is found in the Greek
drama of Aristofanes Knights and is since mentioned by Theophrastus
and Ovidius. It is believed that the word teredon means ships worm.
The ending -idae indicates that it is a family within a systematic classification.
Other scientific names: Teredo, Nototeredoand Psiloteredo
are the families that are present in Swedish waters with a species each.
Lyrodus, Bankiaand Teredoraare families can appear on
Other English names: Pile worms and Xylophaga
which belongs to the family known as the wood piddocks.
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Laboratory, Strömstad, Sweden
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