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:

  1. Watersipora arcuata
  2. Banta, 1969 Recent Pacific WoRMS 395087
  3. Watersipora aterrima
  4. (Ortmann, 1890) Recent Japan WoRMS 111588
  5. Watersipora atrofusca
  6. (Busk, 1856) Recent Northeast Pacific WoRMS 816020
  7. Watersipora bidentata
  8. (Ortmann, 1890) Recent Northwest Pacific - Japan WoRMS 816022
  9. Watersipora complanata
  10. (Norman, 1864) Recent NE Atlantic WoRMS 111589
  11. Watersipora cucullata
  12. (Busk, 1854) Recent Mediterranean WoRMS 111590
  13. Watersipora? erecta
  14. Canu & Bassler, 1920 Paleogene Eocene Priabonian USA Florida  
  15. Watersipora? faragii
  16. (Abbas & El-Senoussi, 1979) Neogene Miocene Egypt  
  17. Watersipora grandis
  18. (Canu & Bassler, 1923) Tertiary SE USA  
  19. Watersipora? hanzawae
  20. (Kataoka, 1961) Pleistocene Japan  
  21. Watersipora mawatarii
  22. Vieira, Spencer Jones & Taylor, 2014 Recent Northwest Pacific - Japan Hokkaido WoRMS 816023
  23. Watersipora nigra
  24. (Canu & Bassler, 1930) Recent East Pacific Galapagos WoRMS 816019
  25. Watersipora platypora
  26. Seo, 1999 Recent Korea WoRMS 470621
  27. Watersipora souleorum
  28. Vieira, Spencer Jones & Taylor, 2014 Recent Atlantic also Pacific, Mediterranean WoRMS 816024
  29. Watersipora subatra
  30. (Ortmann, 1890) Recent Widespread WoRMS 816025
  31. Watersipora subtorquata
  32. (d'Orbigny, 1852) Recent Pacific WoRMS 111592
  33. Watersipora typica
  34. (Okada & Mawatari, 1937) Recent Northwest Pacific - Japan WoRMS 816027
  35. Watersipora? watersi
  36. 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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