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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.

Myxicola aesthetica

Range & Status

Recorded from south Wales, south Devon, Cornwall and Isle of Man (Hayward & Ryland, 1995). Recorded from the shore at Cremyll, at the mouth of the Tamar estuary and the Fal. A benthic species, found in the lower eulittoral and sublittoral; a small sabellid approximately 25mm long living in a temporary tube secreted in crevices between rock and Laminaria holdfasts; can be locally abundant.


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.