CAAB - Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota - Taxon report

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Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota (CAAB) Taxon Report

Animalia (kingdom)  »  Annelida (phylum)  »  Polychaeta (class)  »  Sabellida (order)  »  Serpulidae (family)

CAAB Code: 22 085021 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority

Hydroides basispinosa   Straughan, 1967

Rank: Species
CAAB category: 22 - Annelida Segmented worms
Family: 22 85 Serpulidae (tube worms) - show full list
Common Name: [a tube worm]
Organism Type: a tube worm
Synonyms: Hydroides operculatus Hydroides operculata (mis-identifications)
Hydroides gradata
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Habitat: Marine unspecified
Parent Codes: 22 085908     Hydroides spp.
Taxon Notes:This species has been mis-identified as Hydroides operculata for many years, but recent genetic work has shown that the latter is restricted to the Red Sea/Persian Gulf region, and that the Australian species is distinct from it and from the Asian species Hydroides inornata, See Sun et al, 2017.

Name status: synonym    Checked on: 2019-11-21
View at Atlas of Living Australia
MoV 3358
Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2017-03-05
View at WoRMS    - also at Ocean Biodiversity Information System (OBIS) (report and map of occurrences)
Record source: Australian Biological Resources Study (Houston, K. + others, editors), 2000-, Australian Faunal Directory. World Wide Web electronic publication, http:
Scientific Name
verified against
Sun, Y., Al-Kandari, M., Kubal, P., Walmiki, N., Kuprinova, E.K., 2017. Cutting a Gordian knot of tubeworms with DNA data: the story of the Hydroides operculata-complex (Annelida, Serpulidae)., Zootaxa, Vol. 4323(1): 39-48. . doi:10.11646/zootaxa.4323.1.3
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