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Cornish Red Data (2009)

The descriptive text, below the map, is from the Cornish Red Data Book (2009). The map on this web page depicts the organisms distribution and shows the records made pre-2000 and those made since.

Buenia jeffreysii - Jeffrey's Goby

Habitat & Distribution

On mud, sand, shell-gravel and gravely substrata in depths of 10-330m. This little-known, offshore species of goby occurs along the western sea-board of Europe, from Brittany, the English Channel, west coasts of Britain and Ireland, through to Norway and Iceland. It has been captured, mainly in trawl refuse/bycatch, in isolated areas along this sea-board, including the south coast of Cornwall.


The areas in which this species has been found are important fishing grounds and

most records for this species have been from trawl refuse. Trawling obviously poses an inevitable, but virtually irresolvable, threat.


I.J. Bennallick, S. Board, C.N. French, P.A. Gainey, C. Neil, R. Parslow, A. Spalding and P.E. Tompsett. eds. 2009. Red Data Book for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. 2nd Edition.Croceago Press.

The Cornish Red Data Book Project was led by the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Federation for Biological Recorders (CISFBR). The full text and species accounts (minus the maps) are available on the CISFBR website.

Cornish Biodiversity Network. 2017.