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
This is a supposedly rare species reported sporadically from southern Britain. It lives
over the muddy and detritus-rich Continental Shelf and slope areas. The live animal is rarely seen or captured, however, its cuttlebone endo-skeleton can be found in quite large numbers on the strandline of the north Cornish coast beaches, at times more numerous than those of Sepia elegans .
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.