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Cornish Red Data (2009)

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.

Arenophilus peregrinus

Range & Status

Status: Insufficiently known. Small and elusive; not known outside Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. This small, pale centipede, up to 12mm long and with 45 leg pairs, was described from the Isles of Scilly, Jones (1989), and has subsequently been found at Lamorna Cove and from a copse near Stithians. It is distinguished by having two coxal larger pores opening under the lateral edge of the metasternite and a further minute one on the last legs together with the presence of a tubercle rather than a claw at the apex of these legs.


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.