Abstract

Thirty-eight species of Teredinidae, 2 of which may be new, were collected from the coasts and estuaries of Papua New Guinea. There was little difference in the occurrence of the majority of these species in the Bismarck, Solomon and Coral Seas. A few species restricted to the Bismarck and Solomon Seas have been found in the islands to the north of Papua New Guinea but not in Australia, and one species restricted to the Coral Sea has been previously reported only from north-east Australia.

There was a significant difference in the species composition in estuarine brackish waters compared with that in coastal marine waters. The teredinids may be put into 4 categories according to their occurrence in waters of different salinities: stenohaline marine species, euryhaline marine species, brackish water species and euryhaline brackish water species or marine and brackish water species.

 
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Bibliographic Data

Short Form
Rayner, 1983, Rec. Aust. Mus. 35(2): 61–76
Author
Suzanne M. Rayner
Year
1983
Title
Distribution of teredinids (Mollusca: Teredinidae) in Papua New Guinea
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
35
Issue
2
Start Page
61
End Page
76
DOI
10.3853/j.0067-1975.35.1983.302
Language
English
Date Published
14 June 1983
Cover Date
14 June 1983
ISSN
0067-1975
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Subjects
MOLLUSCA
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29 January 2009
Available Online
09 March 2009
Reference Number
302
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