Gribble -
Limnoria lignorum

Scientific names: Limnoreia was a nereid, the daughter of the sea god Nereus in Greek mythology. Lignorum is composed of the Latin word lignum, meaning wood, and probably the Latin genitiv-plural ending -orum. It is possible that the last part of the species name has another meaning, for example the Greek word orusso perforera meaning penetrate, while horos, also Greek means edge or boundry.

Other english names: Wood boring gribble.

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