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
In Britain only recorded from the waters off Plymouth. Recorded in Cornish waters from 42 fathoms near the Eddystone, off Plymouth, in 1912 (M.B.A., 1957). A benthic species; recorded from the eulittoral and sublittoral to 1400m; a medium-sized worm up to 100mm long found amongst a wide range of sediments from mud to gravel, rocks, algae, sponges and coral.
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.