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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.

Phyllodoce longipes

Range & Status

Recorded in British waters from the English Channel (Pleijel & Dales, 1991): also found fairly often in low numbers in the southern Irish Sea and outer Bristol Channel (Mackie et al ., 1995; Mackie et al ., 2006) and in the North Sea. In Cornwall recorded only from waters near Tresco and St. Mary' s, Isles of Scilly. A benthic species, found in the sublittoral 15-150m depth (Pleijel & Dales, 1991); a small worm, 16-17mm long, found in shell gravel and sand.


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.