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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.

Aepophilus bonnairei - Marine Bug

Range & Status

Confined to the south-western coasts of Europe, including south-west Britain. It is local, but certainly under-recorded.

Regional Distribution

Widely reported when sought.

Habitat & Ecology

An intertidal species, living primarily deep in rock crevices well down the shore in the

Fucus zone and very occasionally under rocks on firm silt or gravel.


Its situation is generally safe from human pressures. Local disturbance of isolated rocks and stones is damaging, as is oil pollution.

00 Conservation

No active measures probably needed.


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.