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
First recorded from the British Isles in 1966 and has since been found to be widespread all around the coast.
Although not recorded from south-east Cornwall it is widespread around the coast of
Cornwall and occurs on the Isles of Scilly. Records are from: Land' s End and Lamorna areas; Portheras Cove on the Penwith peninsula; Gwithian and Godrevy in St. Ives Bay; Wheal Coates; Predannack Wollas, Kynance Cove and Gew Graze on The Lizard; St. Just-in-Roseland; Chipman Cliff near the Dizzard on the north coast; and St. Mary' s, Gugh and Nornour on the Isles of Scilly.
Habitat & Ecology
Found in the splash zone of the seashore, under stones in damp, but not wet soil.
Several of the sites are designated for nature conservation.
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.