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
Amongst algae in pools at ELWS. A very rare species, only known from two British sites: Worthing in 1910 and Looe in 1975. It is possible that, in the past, this species has been confused with a form of Hippolyte varians (Leach) and that its occurrence on the south coast may be more frequent. Elsewhere, southwards to the Mediterranean and Morocco.
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.