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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.

Mesacmaea mitchelli - Policeman Anemone

Range & Status

A relatively rare anemone found burrowing in sand, gravel and mud. Recorded from just a few locations in British waters. Recent records include those from north-west and southwest Wales, the Isle of Man, western Ireland and North Devon (Lundy). There are six older records (pre-1906 to 1935) for Cornwall mostly from ' Rame mud' and the ' Eddystone grounds' .


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.