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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.

Gammarus chevreuxi

Range & Status

A small shrimp-like species growing to about 13mm in length, found in brackish water in marshes and estuaries where it may be locally abundant. G.M. Spooner (M.B.A., 1957) describes it as ' found through Cornwall' but Bamber (2008) suggests that it is limited to six known sites, off Anglesey, North Wales and in south-west England, the estuaries of Fal, Fowey and Taw, off Plymouth and Teignmouth. Moves are being made to get it scheduled under the W&CA (Bamber, 2008).


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.