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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.

Myxicola infundibulum - Slime-tube Worm

Range & Status

Recorded from south-west Wales, south-west Ireland, south Devon and Cornwall. Appears to be restricted in Cornwall to the Fal and Helford estuary complex (Tompsett, 1997 and 2003), and Barn Pool, Mount Edgcumbe at the mouth of the Tamar estuary, and the outer Plymouth Sound. A benthic species, in the low eulittoral and sublittoral; a large fan-worm up to 200mm long living in a gelatinous tube in firm muds in sheltered waters.


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.