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 Isles of Scilly, Plymouth, south and west coasts of England, Shetland,
west coasts of Scotland and Ireland (Pleijel & Dales, 1991). Common in sublittoral coarse sediments in the southern Irish Sea and outer Bristol Channel (Mackie et al ., 1995; Mackie et al ., 2006). A benthic species; it occurs in the sublittoral from 15-80m depth; a small worm approximately 20mm long found on solid rocky substrates, shell gravel or sand, 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.