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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.

Micromaldane ornithochaeta

Range & Status

Recorded from south-west Britain (Hayward & Ryland, 1990) and south-west Wales.

Local records from the Isles of Scilly. A benthic species: found in the low eulittoral; a tiny 3-5mm worm found in silt under stones and amongst algal growth including Laminaria holdfasts, Corallina coralloides and Lithophyllum growth. This small species is probably under-recorded.


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.