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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.

Lumbrineris coccinea

Range & Status

Very rarely recorded in Britain; however this is a warm-water species which is expected in southern British waters (George & Hartmann-Schr\'f6der, 1985). Recorded from waters around the Isles of Scilly. A benthic species, found in the eulittoral and sublittoral to depths of 280m; an orange worm up to 170mm long found on a wide range of substrates including sand, mud, rocks, under stones, in Laminaria holdfasts, sponges and tunicates. (This Lumbrineris name has been retained until taxonomy revisions have been completed.)


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.