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IdentityTop of page
Preferred Scientific Name
- Pileolaria berkeleyana (Rioja, 1942)
Other Scientific Names
- Pileolaria rosepigmentata (Uchida, 1971)
Summary of InvasivenessTop of page
This tubeworm species is separated from Pileolaria berkeleyana in Appletans et al. (2012), although some databases still refer to the two species under P. berkeleyana. A native to Japan and the Kamchatka Peninsular, Russian Far East, it was introduced (date unknown) to Portsmouth harbour, UK, and has been recorded further along the southwest coast in Devon and Cornwall (Eno et al., 1997). It is likely to have arrived and spread on ships' hulls as a fouling organism, but it is possible that the Japanese seaweed Sargassum muticum may also be a vector (Eno et al., 1997).
Taxonomic TreeTop of page
- Domain: Eukaryota
- Kingdom: Metazoa
- Phylum: Annelida
- Class: Polychaeta
- Order: Sabellida
- Family: Serpulidae
- Genus: Pileolaria (Annelida)
- Species: Pileolaria berkeleyana
Distribution TableTop of page
The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.
|Continent/Country/Region||Distribution||Last Reported||Origin||First Reported||Invasive||Reference||Notes|
|Japan||Present||Native||Eno et al., 1997|
|France||Present||Datamining 2011 - Invasive Species Databases||Alien/established - Mediterranean|
|Russian Federation||Present||Present based on regional distribution.|
|-Russian Far East||Present||Native||Eno et al., 1997|
|UK||Localised||Introduced||Datamining 2011 - Invasive Species Databases; Eno et al., 1997|
Habitat ListTop of page
ReferencesTop of page
Appeltans W, Bouchet P, Boxshall GA, Fauchald K, Gordon DP, Hoeksema BW, Poore GCB, Soest RWM van, Stöhr S, Walter TC, Costello MJ, 2012. World Register of Marine Species. http://www.marinespecies.org
Eno, N. C., Clark, R. A., Sanderson, W. G., 1997. Non-native marine species in British waters: A review and directory. In: Non-native marine species in British waters: A review and directory . Peterborough, UK: Joint Nature Conservation Committee.152 pp. http://www.jncc.gov.uk/page-2597
Distribution MapsTop of page
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