Recording Marine Life

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Records of Galathea squamifera

Number seen/Abundance Date Location Comments Recorded by
1 2003-05-17
Firestone Bay, Plymouth
Found under a rock. Seashore Safari
1 2003-08-09
Ravens Point Anglesey
In crevice in rock at around 6 metres. Ken Byrne
10 2003-09-27
Batten Bay, Mount Batten, Near Plymouth
under rocks at low shore Seashore Safari
3 2003-08-30
Lulworth Banks, Dorset
in rock crevices Fiona Hampton-Matthews
2 2004-01-28
Weymouth pier in front of berthed ferry.
15cm caught and released Bryan Boswell
10 2004-02-09
Batten Bay Plymouth, Rocky shore with loose, mixed boulders and mud/gravel patches
at lowest point of tide under rocks, fairly abundant Jack Sewell
7 2004-02-20
Batten Bay, Plymouth. Rocky shore with boulders
In crevices on lower shore Alex Bolton
3 2004-02-20
Batten Bay, Mountbatten, near Plymouth
Angie Squires
4 2004-02-20
Batten Bay, Plymouth
Under rock in rockpool Robert Taylor
5 2004-02-20
Batten bay, Plymouth
Under rocks Richard Jackson
50 2004-03-28
Sandstone wall and ridges.West side of Selsey Lifeboat Station, West Sussex.
Unusually out in the open and the right way up! Paul Parsons
C 2001-09
Blue Pool, Porthrush, east of Ramore Head
Common Deirdre Walsh
very high 2002-10-11
Lochalane, Sound of Mull
on average larger then I have seen elsewhere. Chris Ingham
Abundant 2004-04-06
Batten Bay, Mountbatten, near Plymouth
At low shore, under rocks. Seashore Safari
2 2004-06-05
Wembury Beach, South Hams, Devon. Rocky shore with some sandy patches
In pools, low down shore Seashore Safari
2 2002-03-28
Batten Bay, nr Plymouth
Caroline Farrell
P 2004-08-28 Marden rocks
Marden rocks, Alnmouth. About 300m off shore
50-60 In pots every day generally between 12 and 30 metres. Not like the squat lobsters or Rugose squats in the archive.Bright orange/red with strong blue lines across tail sections and blue eye sockets and toe ends. Extremely beautiful and abundant as they can easily walk through the mesh and bases of pots so what we see must be a tiny fraction of numbers. Michael Bould
10 2005-02-10
Plymouth Hoe to the west of the Waterfront pub, Lowtide on rocks
Quite a few under boulders on the low shore. Small in size Jon Parr
2 2005-04-09
Langerstone Point
One 3cm, one 8cm Katherine Hill
C 2005-04-09
Snapes Point - sheltered shore
Common Nigel Mortimer
A 2005-03-12 Firestone Bay
Firestone Bay, Plymouth Sound
Seen under lots of rocks Seashore Safari
P 2005-04-09 Batten Bay
Batten Bay, Plymouth Sound
Seen under rocks Seashore Safari
P 2005-04-09 Batten Bay
Batten Bay, Plymouth Sound
Seen under rocks Seashore Safari
1 2005-06-05
Goodrington Sands on shore in front of Seashore Centre
Under rock in pool Judith Oakley
1 1999-08-20
Between 2 small islands near Coque Lihou off the west coast of Alderney, Channel Islands
Brought up in net Richard Lord
1 2005-06-22 Batten Bay
Batten Bay, Plymouth Sound
Lower tidal zone, under rock. Very small Tom Reynolds
1 2005-07-07 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks, Wembury Beach
approx 4cm carapace length, in low tide rockpool, under rock Cat Ridout
1 2005-07-21 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks Wembury Beach
low shore Cat Ridout
1 2005-07-24 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks Wembury Beach
carapace approx 3cm length Cat Ridout
1 2005-07-25 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks Wembury Beach
approx 30mm carapace length, low shore pool Cat Ridout
3 2005-08-08 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone rocks, Wembury beach
all juveniles under rocks on low shore, all approx10 mm total length Cat Ridout
3 2005-08-10 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone rocks Wembury beach
All juveniles, approx 5-10mm total length Cat Ridout
3 2005-08-19 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks, Wembury Beach, Plymouth
All low shore under rocks, between 3.5-5 cm total length Cat Ridout
6 2005-08-20 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks, Wembury Beach, Plymouth
Low tide rockpools. Sizes ranged = less than 1cm, 4cm, 5cm, 6cm length Cat Ridout
5 2005-09-18 Blackstone Rocks
Wembury beach - right side rockpools
all approx 3.5cm in total length, low shore Cat Ridout
6 2005-10-01 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks, Wembury
all low shore approx 3cm total length Cat Ridout
2 2005-10-02 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks, Wembury
1x 1.5cm total length, 1x body length 2cm Cat Ridout
11 2005-10-04 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks, Wembury
all low shore under rocks, between 2cm and 5cm total length Cat Ridout
1 2005-11-01 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks at Wembury Beach
Approx 3.5cm total length, low shore rockpool Cat Ridout
3 2005-09-26 Fowey estuary
Fowey estuary, marina, Cornwall
In tyre and on pontoon Judith Oakley
3 2005-09-13 Batten Bay
Batten Bay, Plymouth
Under rocks Judith Oakley
Very abundant 2006-02-11
Babbacombe bay - few metres off shore
On reefs, in crevices and on rocks Faye Wood
1 2006-02-26 Island of Eday
Rocky shore on west side of Island of Eday, Orkney.
Under rock at low tide. Joshua Foreman
Present 2006-03-01
Intertidal below Hen Cliff, Kimmeridge
Steve Trewhella
3 2006-07-19 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks, Wembury Beach
Lower shore, all approx 5cm Cat Ridout
1 2006-07-21
Crackington Haven,rocky shore,west side of the beach.
Under rock on lower shore Peter Hake
2 2006-05-27 Blackstone Reef
Blackstone reef
2.5cm long, 2cm long carapace Cat Ridout
1 2006-05-31 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks, Wembury Beach
4cm Cat Ridout
10cm long
Under rocks in kelp beds
In rockpools at lower shore, one with carapace 5cm long.
2006-04-29 South coast of Lindisfarne near the harbour.
With eggs. Cat Ridout
3 2006-04-30 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks, Wembury Beach
Carapace 2cm, 2cm and 1cm Cat Ridout
Common 2007-04-03
Mount Batten Beach
Found on the mid to low shore under rocks Milly Hatton-Brown
1 2007-05-15 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks
Cat Ridout
3 2007-05-16 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks
One with eggs Cat Ridout
Common 2007-08-02 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks
Cat Ridout
4 2008-04-08 Lee Bay
Lee Bay nr Ilfracombe
low water, inder stones etc Paula Ferris
1 2008-07-19 Blackstone Rocks
Black stone rocks
Cat Ridout
1 2008-08-01 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone rocks.
5cm long body Cat Ridout
2 2009-04-07 Blackstone Rocks
Cat Ridout
3 2009-05-30 West Runton Beach
Littoral zone
Under rocks at lowest tide. Photograph uploaded. Jeff Blincow
7 2009-08-21 Lee Bay Ilfracombe
rocky shore with good zoning
In crevices, under rocks at low water, several <2 cm, one >3.5cm Paula Ferris
10 2009-12-12 Farne Islands
Rocky islands 20 minutes by boat from Seahouses, Northumberland. Small islands 5 minutes north west of the largest Island
Under rocks between 9-12m Lauren Burghes
1 2010-03-02 Greencliff, near Westward Ho
Semi exposed rocky shore, facing north west, wave cut platform with gullies, some sand at low water
low shore rock crevice Paula Ferris
Rare 2010-05-15 Holbeck, Scarborough
Rocky shore with large tidal pools, kelp forest and bare sediment
Anthony Hurd
1 2010-09-09 Westward Ho!
Semi-exposed shore, rocky shore at end sandy beach, rock platform cut by gullies and pools, sand at low tide
Under low shore boulder Paula Ferris
3 05/02/2011 Gyllyngvase Beach
Rocky shore to the left and right hand sides of the beach.
Kristie Wilkinson
>10 05/03/2011 Gyllyngvase Beach, Falmouth
Rocky shore
Many found at sublittoral zone Kristie Wilkinson
7 21/03/2011 Lee Bay, Ilfracombe
Gently sloping shore, expanse of rocks flanking sand, fresh water stream. Good algae cover
Under flat stones as above Paula Ferris
1 01/06/2011 Devil's Point
Rocky shore at Devil's Point
Marlin Beach Rangers
1 28/09/2011 Eastbourne
Chalk platform in the east and sandy areas at low tide with soft rock and rock pools.
Found under a stone with 6 Hermit crabs (photographed) Nigel Sawyer
7 09/03/2012 Lee Bay Ilfracombe
low shore gulley with floor of flat boulders
amongst debris/boulders along base gulley wall and under boulders Paula Ferris
1 10/03/2012 Greencliff
Moderately exposed rocky shore. Wave-cut platform with infrequent sandy gullies. Frequent small pools. Entire upper shore comprising very dynamic large pebble ridge.
Upper body appx 5cm long. Under stone in small pool at base of small overhang. Lower shore. Robert Durrant
1 07/04/2012 Greencliff
Wave cut platform on fairly exposed shore. Occasional sandy-bottomed gullies, many overhangs created by leaning rock strata.
Species seen GALATHEA STRIGOSA. I have entered this previously in box provided (since, incredibly, it is not listed by MarLIN) but the report seems not to have been recorded. Full size adult, at entrance to broad crevice at base of damp overhang. Missing right claw. Robert Durrant
several 08/04/2012 Hele
Rocky outcrops and stones exposed at ELWS on shingly beach in area principally of shale bedrock.
Abundant under loose stones close to ELWS. Robert Durrant