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 species burrows in mud, coarse sand and shell gravel down to 50m. It occurs in mud offshore in east Cornwall (off Rame Head) and around the Plymouth area. This species has only been recorded here on relatively few occasions, the last time being in 1949, but there seems to be no reason why it should not still occur in this area. Elsewhere it is recorded from the west coasts of Wales, Cumbria and Scotland north to Orkney.
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.