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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.

Ophryotrocha hartmanni

Range & Status

In British waters recorded from the English Channel including Plymouth which is the type locality (George & Hartmann-Schr\'f6der, 1985). In Cornwall there are records from the Fowey and Helford estuaries. A benthic species, found in the sublittoral; a very small species 4-5mm long found in the detritus on the bottom of aquarium tanks in Plymouth and Roscoff, France; the ecology is poorly known (George & Hartmann-Schr\'f6der, 1985).


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.