Watersipora Neviani, 1896

Type species: Lepralia cucullata Busk, 1854

Synonyms Author Type Species
Dakaria Jullien in Jullien & Calvet, 1903 Dakaria chevreuxi Jullien, 1903 = Cellepora subovoidea d'Orbigny, 1852
Pachycleithonia Canu & Bassler, 1930 Pachycleithonia nigra Canu & Bassler, 1930

This genus includes the species:

Watersipora arcuata Banta, 1969 Recent Pacific WoRMS 395087
Watersipora aterrima (Ortmann, 1890) Recent Japan WoRMS 111588
Watersipora atrofusca (Busk, 1856) Recent Northeast Pacific WoRMS 816020
Watersipora bidentata (Ortmann, 1890) Recent Northwest Pacific - Japan WoRMS 816022
Watersipora complanata (Norman, 1864) Recent NE Atlantic WoRMS 111589
Watersipora cucullata (Busk, 1854) Recent Mediterranean WoRMS 111590
Watersipora? erecta Canu & Bassler, 1920 Paleogene Eocene Priabonian USA Florida  
Watersipora? faragii (Abbas & El-Senoussi, 1979) Neogene Miocene Egypt  
Watersipora grandis (Canu & Bassler, 1923) Tertiary SE USA  
Watersipora mawatarii Vieira, Spencer Jones & Taylor, 2014 Recent Northwest Pacific - Japan Hokkaido WoRMS 816023
Watersipora nigra (Canu & Bassler, 1930) Recent East Pacific Galapagos WoRMS 816019
Watersipora platypora Seo, 1999 Recent Korea WoRMS 470621
Watersipora souleorum Vieira, Spencer Jones & Taylor, 2014 Recent Atlantic also Pacific, Mediterranean WoRMS 816024
Watersipora subatra (Ortmann, 1890) Recent Widespread WoRMS 816025
Watersipora subtorquata (d'Orbigny, 1852) Recent Pacific WoRMS 111592
Watersipora typica (Okada & Mawatari, 1937) Recent Northwest Pacific - Japan WoRMS 816027
Watersipora? watersi de Stefani, 1884 Cenozoic Italy  

At least twenty other fossil species, assigned to Dakaria, have not been revised, and may belong to Watersipora (I will later append these species to this page). A major revision of Recent species by Vieira, Spencer Jones & Taylor (2014), has elucidated many of the species in the genus, added two new species, referred Pachycleithonia nigra to Watersipora, and has placed W. edmondsoni and W. subovoidea into synonymy.

Watersipora arcuata Watersipora arcuata
A colour photograph by
Karen Gowlett-Holmes
is available.
Watersipora nigra
(Thanks to Dennis Gordon & Paul Taylor)
Watersipora subatra Watersipora subatra
A colour photograph by
Karen Gowlett-Holmes
is available.

Note: the links below may predate the major revision of Watersipora by Vieira, Spencer Jones, & Taylor (2014), so that specific names may be misleading.

Watersipora arcuata at NEMESIS (National Exotic Marine and Estuarine Species Information System)
Watersipora n.sp. at NEMESIS (National Exotic Marine and Estuarine Species Information System)
Watersipora subtorquata complex at NEMESIS (National Exotic Marine and Estuarine Species Information System)

Watersipora page at NMITA

Watersipora "subtorquata" - from San Francisco, at the California Academy of Sciences.

Watersipora subtorquata - at "Guide to the Exotic Species of San Francisco Bay".

Watersipora subtorquata - at "Global Invasive Species Database".

Watersipora subovoidea - at the Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce, Florida.

Watersipora subtorquata - from the California Biota Website.

Watersipora grandis - at Natural History Museum, London..

Harmer notebook - entry for Dakaria
Harmer notebook - entry for Watersipora


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