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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.

Iphitime paguri

Range & Status

Recorded from the Plymouth area and the Firth of Clyde. A single record from the

Plymouth area for this rarely recorded species places it possibly within Cornish waters. A benthic species, a moderate sized worm up to 50mm length found in the gill chambers of a common hermit crab Pagurus bernhardus , and in association with other crab species in French waters (George & Hartmann-Schr\'f6der, 1985).


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.