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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.

Celleporina decipiens

Range & Status

Found typically on the stems or branches of the bryozoan Cellaria spp., in depths of 18-52m. Only recently distinguished from Celleporina hassallii , its distribution is imperfectly known. Characteristically, it seems to be a species of the south and west, having been recorded from around the Channel Islands, the Isles of Scilly, Pembrokeshire and Lundy, as well as South Uist.


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.