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  • Baker,P., Baker,S.M., Fajans, J. 2004. Nonindigenous Marine Species In The Greater Tampa Bay Ecosystem. Literature Review and Field Survey of Tampa Bay for Nonindigenous Marine and Estuarine Species. Final Report to the Tampa Bay Estuary Program. Tampa Bay Estuary Program Technical Publication 02-04: 1-123.
  • Barkati, S. and Tirmizi, N.M. 1991. The environmental impact of wood-borers in mangrove swamps. Symposia of the Zoological Society of London 63: 251–263.
  • Bouchet P., Gofas S. & Rosenberg G. (2015). WoRMS Mollusca: World Marine Mollusca database (version Feb 2013). In: Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life, 26th August 2015 (Roskov Y., Abucay L., Orrell T., Nicolson D., Kunze T., Flann C., Bailly N., Kirk P., Bourgoin T., DeWalt R.E., Decock W., De Wever A., eds). Digital resource at Species 2000: Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands. ISSN 2405-8858.
  • Boyle, Paul J. and Turner, Ruth D. 1976. The larval development of the wood boring piddock Martesia striata (L.) (Mollusca: Bivalvia: Pholadidae). Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 22, Issue 1:55-68
  • Coles, S.L., DeFelice, R.C. ,Eldredge L.G. and Carlton, J.T. 1999. Historical and recent introductions of non-indigenous marine species into Pearl Harbor, Oahu, Hawaiian Islands. Marine Biology 135, No.1:147-158.
  • Ganapati,P.N., Hanumantha, K.Rao and Lakshmana, M.V. Rao. 1961. A New allocreadioid Metacercaria (Trematoda) from the wood-Boring Pelecypod Martesia striata (L.) at Visakhapatnam Harbour. Current Science 31:156-157
  • Holotype: Bull. Bernice P. Bishop Mus. 153: p. 205, pl. 52, fig. 1-7.
  • Holotype: Smithson. Misc. Collns. 104(11): 10,13, pl. 2, fig. 1,2; pl. 3, fig. 3,4.
  • Holotype: Smithson. Misc. Collns. 104(11): 10,14, pl. 3, fig. 1,2,13,14.
  • Huber M. 2010. Compendium of bivalves. A full-color guide to 3,300 of the world’s marine bivalves. A status on Bivalvia after 250 years of research. Hackenheim: ConchBooks. 901
  • IUCN. 2010. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2010.2.
  • Jenner,H.A., Rajagopal,S.,Van der Velde,G.and Daud, M.S. 2003. Perforation of ABS pipes by boring bivalve Martesia striata: a case study.International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation 52, Issue 4:229-232
  • Johnson, Charles.W. 1904. On the species of Martesia of eastern United States. The Nautilus 18:100-101
  • Kennedy, Geroge.L. 1974. West American Cenozoic Pholadidae, San Diego Society of Natural History Memoirs 8:1-128
  • Kilburn, R.N. & Rippey, E. 1982. Sea Shells of Southern Africa. Macmillan South Africa, Johannesburg, xi + 249 pp.
  • Mikkelsen, Paula M. and Bieler, Rüdiger. 2007. Seashells of Southern Florida:Living Marine Mollusks of the Florida Keys and Adjacent Regions:Bivalves. 496pp, Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press.
  • Nagabhushanam, R. 1959a. Gregarious attraction as a factor influencing settlement of wood-boring molluscs. Zool. Soc. India 31. (abst. #49).
  • Nagabhushanam, R. 1961. Biochemical studies on the marine wood-boring mollusc Martesia striata. J. Sci. and Ind. Res.20 C(6):171.
  • Nair, N.Balakrishnan. 1984. The problem of marine timber destroying organisms along the Indian coasts. Proc. Indian Acad. Sci. (Anim. Sci.) 93, No.3:203-223.
  • Olsson, Axel A. 1961. Mollusks of the Tropical Eastern Pacific. 574pp. Ithaca, New York. Palenontological Reserach Institution.
  • Paratype: Bartsch, P. & Rehder, H. A. 1945. Smithson. Misc. Collns. 104(11): 104, figs.1,2,13,14, pl.3.
  • Poutiers, J.M. 1998. Bivalves. Acephala, Lamellibranchia, Pelecypoda. p.123 - 362. In: Carpenter, K. E. and V. H. Niem. 1998. FAO species identification guide for fishery purposes. The living marine resources of the Western Central Pacific. Volume 1. Seaweeds, corals, bivalves, and gastropods. Rome, FAO.
  • Singh, Harinder Rai and Sasekumar,A. 1994. Distribution and abundance of marine wood borers on the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia. Hydrobiologia 285, Numbers 1-3:111-121
  • Spry, J.F. 1964. The sea shells of Dar es Salaam: Part 2: Pelecypoda (Bivalves). Tanganyika Notes and Records 63
  • Turgeon, D. D., A. E. Bogan, E. V. Coan, W. K. Emerson, W. G. Lyons, W. Pratt, et al. 1988. Common and scientific names of aquatic invertebrates from the United States and Canada: mollusks. American Fisheries Society Special Publication 16. vii + 277
  • Turgeon, D. D., J. F. Quinn, Jr., A. E. Bogan, E. V. Coan, F. G. Hochberg, W. G. Lyons, et al. 1998. Common and scientific names of aquatic invertebrates from the United States and Canada: Mollusks, 2nd ed. American Fisheries Society Special Publication 26. 526
  • Turgeon, D. D., W. G. Lyons, P. Mikkelsen, G. Rosenberg, and F. Moretzsohn. 2009. Bivalvia (Mollusca) of the Gulf of Mexico,
  • Wilbur,Karl M., Yonge,C.M. 1966. Physiology of Mollusca. 640 pages, New York and London, Academic Press.
  • Dhevendaran, K., Rajashree, R., Nair, N. B. 2001. Cellulolytic bacteria in Marine wood borers. Fishery Technology 38: 31-35.
  • Keen, A. M. 1971. Sea shells of tropical west America: marine mollusks from Baja California to Peru. 2nd ed. 1064 pp, Stanford, Calififornia: Stanford University Press.


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