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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.

Porcellio laevis

Range & Status

A notable Isopod with widely scattered records across the UK.

Regional Distribution

To date there is only a single Cornish record for this species, from Penzance on 11th

October 1972 by E.J. Pearce.

Habitat & Ecology

Generally found in association with man, particularly old gardens, compost heaps, farm outbuildings and refuse tips.


Reduction in use of dung piles to manage animal waste.




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.