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 085116 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority

Hydroides brachyacantha   Rioja, 1941

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
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Special purpose listing - see taxon notes
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Habitat: Marine unspecified
Parent Codes: 22 085908     Hydroides spp.
Taxon Notes:This species is likely native to Mexico and Ecuador. The only authenticated records of this species from Australia are based on hull-fouling specimens from ships recently arrived from Mexico. There is no evidence that there is a breeding population of this species in Australian waters. All other records of this species from Australian waters actually refer to the native species H. amri and H. nikae, or to the Indo-Pacific species H. tuberculata.

Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2019-11-21
View at Atlas of Living Australia
Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2019-01-11
View at WoRMS    - also at Ocean Biodiversity Information System (OBIS) (report and map of occurrences)
Record source: Sun, Y., Wong, E., ten Hove, H.A., Hutchings, P.A., Williamson, J.E., Kupriyanova, E.K., 2015. Revision of the genus Hydroides (Serpulidae: Annelida) from Australia., Zootaxa, Vol. 4009: 1-99. . doi:10.11646/zootaxa.4009.1.1 doi:10.11646/zootaxa.4009.1.1
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Sun, Y., Wong, E., Tovar-Hernández, M.A., Williamson, J.E., Kupriyanova, E.K., 2016. Is Hydroides brachyacantha (Serpulidae: Annelida) a widespread species?, Invertebrate Systematics, Vol. 30: 41-59.
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