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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.

Halobrecta princeps - A rove beetle

Range & Status

Only known from three vice-counties in southern England; possibly endemic.

Regional Distribution

Found under seaweed at Cremyll, Mount Edgcumbe (Keys, 1909).

Habitat & Ecology

Coastal cliffs and the shoreline, occurring in seaweed on the shore, under large stones lying on shingle and in crevices at the base of coastal cliffs.


Coastal protection works.


Natural beach transitions should be protected wherever they still survive.


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.