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.
Range & Status
Recorded from south-west coasts of Britain (Hayward & Ryland, 1990). Recorded from the Fal and Helford estuaries and in the Isles of Scilly. A benthic species, found in the shallow sublittoral; a small worm, length 30-60mm, which can be locally common, found amongst Laminaria holdfasts and shell debris.
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.