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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.

Sabella discifera

Range & Status

Syn. Sabella variabilis Langerhans; Megalomma linares Rioja. Found on the coasts of south Wales, south Devon, the Isles of Scilly and Roscoff. A benthic species, found in the sublittoral at 24-49m depth; a small fan worm to 52mm long living in a rubbery tube in current exposed situations on stones, rocks and sea-fans; 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.