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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.

Neanthes irrorata

Range & Status

Syn. Nereis irrorata . Found on south-west coasts of Britain (Hayward & Ryland, 1990); recorded from Helford estuary, Isles of Scilly, Mount Edgcumbe and also the south coast of Wales. A benthic species, eulittoral and sublittoral; a long tapering worm of 200-300mm, found amongst Eelgrass Zostera spp., in coarse gravel, rock crevices and under stones.


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.

Cornish Biodiversity Network. 2017.