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
Only found close to the sea including just above the high tide mark in strand line debris and under stones on the beach. Hopkin noted that ' the map suggests that Mesentotoma dollfusi might be restricted to Ireland and Southwest England although there are too few records to draw any firm conclusions. It is probably present in every coastal hectad in Cornwall and Devon' . Collected from Crackington Haven beach (SX19) in September 2001, and at Lowland Point near Coverack (SW81) in April 2004.
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.