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 Cornwall, Devon, the Isle of Man, Ireland and Shetland. Found on the west side of Plymouth Breakwater at the mouth of the Tamar estuary. A benthic species, found in the sublittoral; a long (50-100mm), slender worm living interstitially in clean sediments of coarse sand or shell (Westheide, 1990).
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.