Xylophaga praestans E. A. Smith, 1903
(a piddock)

Taxonomic hierarchy:
SpeciesXylophaga praestans (a piddock)
GenusXylophaga (a genus of molluscs)
FamilyPHOLADIDAE (piddocks)
OrderMYOIDA (an order of molluscs)
ClassBIVALVIA (bivalves)
PhylumMOLLUSCA (slugs, snails, bivalves, octopus, sea slugs)
SuperphylumLOPHOTROCHOZOA (molluscs and relatives)
CladeBilateria (bilaterally symmetrical animals)
SubkingdomEUMETAZOA (metazoans)
KingdomANIMALIA (animals)
DomainEukaryota (eukaryotes)
LifeBIOTA (living things)
Records of Xylophaga praestans (a piddock) :
1: Xylophaga praestans (a piddock)
18 May 2008 OSGR: NS03 55° 40' N, 5° 10' W Vice County: Clyde Islands (VC 100) Scotland
dead shells and borings in washed-up driftwood
Image 1: Left valve - outer surface - close-up - highly enlargedImage 2: Right valve - outer surface - close-up - highly enlargedImage 3: Shell - abrasive surface - close-up - highly enlargedImage 4: Shell - in situ - close-up - enlargedImage 5: Shells - inner surfaces - close-up - enlargedImage 6: Shells - inner surfaces - close-up - enlarged (2)Image 7: Shells - in situ - close-up - enlargedImage 8: Shells - outer surfaces - close-up - enlarged

Xylophaga praestans (a piddock) may be covered by identification literature listed under the following higher taxa:

BioInfoBioInfo (www.bioinfo.org.uk) has 1 host/parasite/foodplant and/or other relationships for Xylophaga praestans (a piddock)
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