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Molluscan Research 32(1): 3642; published 30 Mar. 2012
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Lyrodus turnerae, a new teredinid from eastern Australia and the Coral Sea (Bivalvia: Teredinidae) 

HUGH MACINTOSH 

School of Marine and Tropical Biology, James Cook University, Townsville Queensland 4814, Australia. Email: hugh.macintosh@my.jcu.edu.au 

Abstract 

Lyrodus turnerae n. sp., a species of Teredinidae, is described from specimens in tropical Australia and Papua New Guinea. The new species is characterized by the morphology of the pallets, with a dark periostracal cap sharply descending into a thin calcium cup. New and existing collection records of L. turnerae are presented, indicating a distribution range from coastal Papua New Guinea and the Bismarck Archipelago, extending along eastern Australia to New South Wales. 

Key words: Lyrodus, Teredinidae, marine, wood borer, new species, Australia, Papua New Guinea, taxonomy

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