1st Record: Island Yacht Anchorage, Los Angeles/CA/Los Angeles Harbor (2000, Cohen et al. 2002). Four specimens of Ficopomatus enigmaticus (3 living specimens and 1 empty tube) were collected from a small boat marina in Los Angeles Harbor in August and September 2000. It is not yet known if it is established there, and no other records are known from southern California.
Island Yacht Anchorage, Los Angeles/CA/Los Angeles Harbor (2000, Cohen et al. 2002); km upriver, approximately midway between the Anaheim Street and Shoreline Drive bridges to Long BeachShoreline Marina Jetty near the river mouth, Los Angeles/CA/Los Angeles River (2015, Pernet et al. 2016; Yee et al. 2019 ); CA/Huntington Harbor (2013, Obazo et al. 2018); CA/Long Beach Harbor (2017, Ruiz and Geller 2021)
References2005 Exotics Guide. San Francisco Estuary Institute, Oakland, CA, www.exoticsguide.org
Cohen, Andrew N. and 12 authors (2002) Project report for the Southern California exotics expedition 2000: a rapid assessment survey of exotic species in sheltered coastal waters., In: (Eds.) . , Sacramento CA. Pp. 1-23
Pernet, Bruno; Barton, Michelle; Fitzhugh, Kirk; Harris, Leslie H.; Lizárraga, David; Ohl, Ryan; Whitcraft, Christine R. (2016) Establishment of the reef-forming tubeworm Ficopomatus enigmaticus (Fauvel, 1923) (Annelida: Serpulidae) in southern California, BioInvasions Records 5: In press
Ruiz, Gregory; Geller, Jonathan (2021) Spatial and temporal analysis of marine invasions: supplemental studies to evaluate detection through quantitative and molecular methodologies, Marine Invasive Species Program, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Sacramento CA. Pp. 153 ppl.