Recording Marine Life

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Records of Lipophrys pholis

Number seen/Abundance Date Location Comments Recorded by
1 2003-06-25
Trevon / Newstrain Beach - flat slate rock outcrop
Large fish in rock pool. St Issey School Group
4 2003-07-11
Constantine Bay - rocky shore with sandy inlets & gullies
rockpools (under rocks).
2 2003-07-14
Bude (north coast, rocky area seawardside of breakwater (13:00-14:00).
Hiding under rocks in rockpools.
1 2004-02-20
Batten Bay, Mountbatten, near Plymouth
Angie Squires
4 2004-04-06
Batten Bay, Mountbatten, near Plymouth
Found in rockpools. Seashore Safari
F 2004-04-07
Helford passage + Bar beach, Helford River, Cornwall.
rockpools and low shore Ruth Williams
P 2004-05-06
Batten Bay, Mountbatten nr Plymouth
Seen in rockpools. West Park Primary
P 2004-05-08
Jennycliff Bay, near Plymouth. Rocky shore, alongside sandy/gravelly beach.
several (5 or more) under rocks, mid to low shore Seashore Safari
10+ 2004-06-05
Wembury Beach, South Hams, Devon. Rocky shore with some sandy patches
Small individuals in pools a few large individuals under rocks with very little water. Seashore Safari
2 2004-05-06 Barricane Beach
Barricane Beach, near Woolacombe. West facing shingle and sandy beach surrounded by numerous sloping rock with rockpools. Quite heavily scoured.
In rockpool Barbara Haddrill
3 2004-07-03 Lee Beach
Lee Beach
In rockpools Barbara Haddrill
2 2002-05-11
Batten Bay, nr Plymouth
Seen in lower shore rock pool BTCV/ MilleniumVolunteers
P 2005-05-24 Mothecombe Beach
Mothecombe Beach near Erme Estuary, South Devon
Seen by group 10,years 4-6, Alice, Keira, Rachel, Olivia and Holly Gask Holbeton School
P 2005-05-24 Mothecombe Beach
Mothecombe Beach near Erme Estuary, South Devon
Seen by group 2, year 4-6, Tom, Jacob Houzehan, Will, Steve and Ben Holbeton School
2 2005-09-29 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks, Wembury
1x 14cm 1x 6cm length, both low shore Cat Ridout
3 2005-10-04 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks, Wembury
all low shore between 5-7cm Cat Ridout
3 2005-09-13 Batten Bay
Batten Bay, Plymouth
In pools under rocks Judith Oakley
Present 2006-03-01
Intertidal below Hen Cliff, Kimmeridge
Steve Trewhella
1 2006-06-13 Batten Bay
Batten Bay, PLymouth
Judith Oakley
2 2006-05-31
Woodside Beach in Wootton, Isle of Wight
Both in small rockpools 1 in the upper intertidal zone and one in the lower Jo Read
Both in same small lw shore rockpool, approx 50mm length
Many in crevices out of the water, couple under rocks at low shore
15 2006-08-30 Blackstone Rocks
Wembury Devon, rocky shoreline
Under rocks nr rockpools George Hosegood
Occasional 2007-05-01 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks
Cat Ridout
3 2007-05-16 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks
Cat Ridout
4 2007-05-17 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks
Cat Ridout
3 2007-05-31 Downend
Downend, rocky headland between Croyde & Saunton
mid shore, under stones, 8 - 10cms Paula Ferris
4 2007-06-02 Downend
Downend Headland, between Croyde & Saunton
Under stones mid - low shore, up to 10cm Paula Ferris
2 2007-07-14
Under boulder and in crevice Jayne Evans
p 2007-08-10
Kimmeridge bay dorset
Steve Trewhella
abundant 2007-10-10 Barricane and Coombesgate
Barricane and Coombesgate, Woolacombe
Mainly < 20mm Paula Ferris
7 2007-10-11
Barricane Beach towards Grunta, woolacombe
One >10cm, rest <5 cm Paula Ferris
Mount Batten, Plymouth
Seashore Safari
frequent 2007-12-27 Oxwich Point
Oxwich Point, Gower
under rocks Judith Oakley
Present 2008-06-06
Batten Bay, Mount Batten, Plymouth
Seashore Safari
DD/MM/YYYY Swanage
Kyarra, Swanage
Trish Carter
4 2009-04-07 Blackstone Rocks
Cat Ridout
1 2009-04-11 Blackstone Rocks, Wembury
Cat Ridout
8 2009-05-12 Blackstone Rocks, Wembury
Cat Ridout
5 2009-05-24 West Runton Beach
Littoral zone
Under rocks in rock pools. Photograph available. Jeff Blincow
Abundant 2009-09-26 Perranporth
Middle Shore - Sheltered Sandy rockpools with an abundance of Ulva lactuca Rockpools were freshly revealed by the tide (less than 2 hours)
Very large to very small James Park
2 2010-03-16 Hartland Quay
Rocky shore below the former quay, wave cut platform of differentially eroded sandstone & slate beds alongside sandy bay
under stones mid and low shore Paula Ferris
2 2010-04-21 Cow Gap, Beachy Head Sussex
Rock pools and sandstone area. Area of sand and some mud/ sand patches amongst the boulders and other rocks. Jaera sp also seen. Pools near the cliff had the seaweed Dumontia incrassata and shells of Mactra stultorum were also found (neither listed in DB)
Two individuals found under stones at varying heights on the beach. Nigel Sawyer
Occasional 2010-04-17 North Landing, Flamborough
Mainly chalk bedrock with cobbles and boulders- about 1/3 of the side is exposed rock. Live cover is mainly algae with limpits being far less abundant.
Anthony Hurd
Rare 2010-05-15 Holbeck, Scarborough
Rocky shore with large tidal pools, kelp forest and bare sediment
Anthony Hurd
6 2010-08-06 New Quay Wales
fishing off the furthest most point of the quay into where the yachts are.
in a rockpool 10-15cm Charles Stacey
1 2011-01-20 Portreath harbour entrance
A narrow North Cornwall coast harbour. Very exposed. Some sand/mud, some loose rocks.Mostly hard rock.
one large male under a rock Treve Opie
5 08/04/2011 Mount Edgecumbe
The rocky shore around the point of Mount Edgecumbe.
Bex House
1 02/06/2011 Batten Bay
Rocky shore at Mount Batten
Marlin Beach Rangers
2 01/06/2011 Devil's Point
Rocky shore at Devil's Point
Marlin Beach Rangers
3 26/06/2011 Hope Gap, Sussex
Chalk platform with seaweed covering
All under stones Nigel Sawyer
Common 10/07/2011 Hope Gap, Susex
Chalk platform with channels, flints and a seaweed covering (Pepper Dulse being dominant)
Small and upto 100mm under stones Nigel Sawyer
Uncommon 22/07/2011 Hope Gap Sussex
Chalk platform. 1m low tide and investigated area straight in front of the steps. Many cobbles and stones in the gulleys which were turned and looked at. A bootlace worm, encrusting bryozoan, a couple of unidentitied (and not photographed) chitons also seen - had to escape the rising tide)
Few larger ones but many fry in rock pools Nigel Sawyer
2 02/08/2011 Devil's Point
Rocky shore
Marlin Beach Rangers
1 06/08/2011 Batten Bay
Rocky shore at Mt Batten
Marlin Beach Rangers
Common 06/08/2011 Hope Gap, Sussex
Chalk platform at low tide (1.2m) Several unidentified seaweeds seen and two scale worms (?Harmothoe impar). ALso Halurus equisetifolius which does not appear in the list
Many fry in rock pools Nigel Sawyer
Uncommon 28/09/2011 Eastbourne
Chalk platform in the east and sandy areas at low tide with soft rock and rock pools.
A few found understones Nigel Sawyer
01/07/2011 Plymouth Hoe
Description: Embayment, Sheltered with an East facing aspect Zone: littoral Full salinity Use and impacts:Fishing,rockpooling Sub stratum: Bed rock and concrete Features: Crevices, gullies, pools, overhangs
Tabitha Pearman
2 18/09/2011 Cape Clear Island
South Harbour under stones at low tide
Under rocks Becky Williamson
3 24/10/11 Church Island
A small sheltered rocky shore with a high tidal range (6m)
Rockpool roughly 4x5 meters and 30 cm deep, also crevices roughly 10cm in depth close to the low tide mark. The size of the largest Shanny was 19cm, the others from the crevices were 7 and 8 cm respectively. Christopher Bell
2 08/03/2012 Lee Bay, Ilfracombe
north facing sheltered rocky shore, good seaweed cover, gullies crevices & pools
Notable for being so few in number Paula Ferris
about half a dozen 29/05/2012 Perranporth beach, Cornwall
below Droskyn castle, in the "lagoon" area (only accessible at low tide)
males guarding eggs in holes in the rock faces (very little to no water in all but one. The one in water was trying to catch a eulalia viridis) Damienne Arthur
common 08/05/2012 Albion Sands
Sandy SW-facing beach, sheltered by Gateholm to S & W,flanked by cliffs, with some outcropping strata central and W edge, & large boulder field E edge.
Common under stones & in crevices. At least five largish specimens seen jammed into a crevice high up a rock formation mid-beach Robert Durrant
Common 04/06/2012 Greencliff
Area of overhanging rock strata running at right-angles to the sea, with gullies open to NW, often sandy-bottomed. Lower part of wave-cut platform, with upper beach comprising large and very dynamic pebble ridge backed by high cliffs. Erosion of softer rock has created many shady crevices.
In crevices, in pools, and under stones, esp mid-shore on this beach. Robert Durrant
2 17/06/2012 Splash Point, Seaford
Chalk platform and shingle beach
Two seen under only stone turned! Nigel Sawyer