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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.

Lepidasthenia argus

Range & Status

Found in Britain on south-west coasts and in the Clyde Sea area; recorded in Cornwall off Rame Head, the Eddystone and in the Helford estuary. A benthic species; found in the sublittoral; a long, thin worm which can reach 215mm, found on mud and as a commensal of the inbenthic terebellid polychaete Neoamphitrite edwardsi .


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.