Recording Marine Life

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Records of Necora puber

Number seen/Abundance Date Location Comments Recorded by
10+ 2003-03-31 Selsey
Sandstone/clay wall that runs along on the West side just beyond Selsey Lifeboat Station.
Usually seen beneath the Lifeboat station. Paul Parsons
2 2002-07-21 Manobier
Manobier, Pembrokeshire
First in perfect condition. Second attacked. Both sighted during incoming tide, on rocky shore. Jennet Dora Norman
Abundant 2003-05-17
Firestone Bay, Plymouth
Seen under rocks and hiding in crevices. Variety of sizes seen. Seashore Safari
1 2003-07-16
Polzeath, north Cornwall. Rocky shore
Hiding under rock in pool. Carapace 4-5cm. Liz Barton
1 2003-07-11
Constantine Bay - rocky shore with sandy inlets & gullies
In a rockpool.
20 2003-08-10
Rocky reef just outside and to the west of Rock harbour mouth. Depth of aprox 19m
Many in pairs - looked like they were mating (one on top of another). Chris Bunney
3 2003-08-12
Wembury, voluntary marine conservation area (VMCA), devon.
1 carapace about 5cm across, other carpace 10-11cm across. Found under overhangs of bedrock. Caroline Farrell
4 2003-08-09
Ravens Point Anglesey
In crevices in rocks at depths around 6 metres. Ken Byrne
1 2003-08-23
500 m S of Peveril Point, in Durlston Bay near Swanage, Dorset
Under a rock in 5 m of water. Guy Baker
20 2003-09-20
Menai straits under Menai Bridge
At various locations, often in mating pairs and often under rock overhangs Ken Byrne
4 2003-07-17
Landing craft of White Nothe, Dorset and surrounding seabed
Charles Whitworth
6 2003-07-31
Lulworth banks
In ledges. Charles Whitworth
P 2003-08-03
Worbarrowbay reef near wreck of the Black Hawk, off Portland Bill.
Charles Whitworth
6 2003-08-07
Ariels on the west side of Portland Bill
On extensive mussel beds from 30 m and shallower. Charles Whitworth
1 2004-02-20
Batten Bay, Mountbatten, near Plymouth
Angie Squires
6 2004-02-20
Batten Bay, Plymouth
Under rock in rockpool Robert Taylor
4 2004-02-20
Batten Bay,Plymouth, rocky shore with boulders
Under rocks, by pools Shereon Knowles
20 2004-03-28
Sandstone wall and ridges.West side of Selsey Lifeboat Station, West Sussex.
Scattered around the rubble beneath the lifeboat station. Paul Parsons
low (aprox 2002-10-10
Wreck, Ardmucknisk Bay
larger than I am used to seeing off the South coast of England Chris Ingham
20 2001-10-28
Swanage Pier
Resting in rock clusters Kevin Regan
Abundant 2000-10-14
Portrush, N. Ireland "Blue Pool", rocky shoreline.
Very common all along North Antrim and Donegal coasts. Deirdre Walsh
P 2002-03-28
Batten Bay, nr Plymouth
Amongst rocks and weed Caroline Farrell
14 2002-09-09
Rocky shore (intertidal), Nrth side of Whitley bay, Northumberland
Found amongst kelp and stones normally covered by tide. Many individuals of all ages and sizes. Fiona Greenwold
2 2000-09-09
Weasal Diving Hole, Eyemouth, Scotland.
No information entered Terry Middleton
1 2002-08-04
South west of Trevelgue head, Newquay Bay
Seen in rock pool Mrs T Whittaker
1 2002-10-05
Rocks at North end of Polzeath beach.
No further information Guy Baker
25 2001-09-16
Shankill Beach between Bray and Killiney, County Dublin Ireland.
8 male (1 soft), 4 female (2 soft), 13 unsexed. Tim Clabon
5 2002-07-07
Pen-y-holt bay, Pembrokeshire
Low tide -active species Zoe Abbott
found sheltering under rock in mid littoral zone.
Numerous 2002-06-19
Jennycliff Bay, nr Plymouth
Found under boulders on the shore Ali Hood
1 2002-06-28
Rocky shore, Cardigan Bay, west Wales.
The crab was sighted at the edge of the pool, it was feeding and moved abrutly when I disturbed the water. Mrs L.M. Hicks
A 2000-07-08
Hole in the wall, Falmouth, Cornwall.
Abundant various sizes seen, carapace from 5-10cm wide. Terry Middleton
C 2004-04-06
Batten Bay, Mountbatten, near Plymouth
Common , found under rocks on lower shore. Many very large individuals. Seashore Safari
O 2004-04-07
Helford passage + Bar beach, Helford River, Cornwall.
mid to low shore Ruth Williams
C 2004-05-06
Batten Bay, Mountbatten nr Plymouth
Common under rocks on lower shore. Many very large individuals. West Park Primary
abundant 2004-05-08
Jennycliff Bay, near Plymouth. Rocky shore, alongside sandy/gravelly beach.
under rocks all over the shore Seashore Safari
P 2004-04-06
Wembury VMCA
Cat Ridout
O 2004-04-18
Lampay Island reef, Isle of Skye
Occassional amongst rocks and boulders Alison Fish
C 2004-06-05
Wembury Beach, South Hams, Devon. Rocky shore with some sandy patches
Common under rocks mid - low shore Seashore Safari
1 2004-07-05 Batten Bay
Batten Bay, Nr Plymouth.
rockpool Seashore Safari
2 2004-06-07 Tunnels beach
Tunnels beach, Ilfracombe, North Devon. Low shore between pools
Under a stone in high shore pool Kim-Marie Clothier
1 2004-06-01 Widmouth Head
Near Widmouth Head, Devon. Small rock beach adjacent to sandy/muddy harbour/rhia
Under rock Barbara Haddrill
P 2004-08-19 Batten Bay
Batten Bay, near Mountbatten
Found on lower shore Seashore Safari
20 2001-10-28
Swanage Pier
Saw 1 feeding. Kevin Cunningham
P 2001-10-28 Swanage Pier
Swanage Pier
Crabs were generally under rocks and in crevices. There were 2 pairs where 1 was on top of the other. Roger Onions
2 2001-06-22 Abercastle Bay
Abercastle Bay, Pembrokeshire
Sheltering in cliff crevice approximately 4.5 inches across carapace Ali Champion
1 2002-07-13 Coves Haven
Coves Haven, Lindisfarne
In rock pool Jenny Prince
1 2002-09-28 British Inventor
British Inventor wreck on Adamant Shoal, Dorset
Charles Whitworth
C 2001-09
Blue Pool, Porthrush, east of Ramore Head
Common Deirdre Walsh
12 2001-09-30 Swanage Pier
Swanage Pier
Prolific species here but aggressive to divers. Richard Beech
2 2001-09-30
Swanage Pier
alongside edible crab also reported Ray Carlton
Numerous 2002-06-19
Jennycliff Bay, nr Plymouth
Found under boulders on the shore Ali Hood
1 2001-05-20 Wembury beach
Wembury Beach, Devon
Crab was hiding under a large rock at the seaward end of large pool open to the sea. Samuel Parr
1 2000-09-09 St Abbs
Big Green Carr/Amphitheatre St Abbs, Scotland.
No information entered Terry Middleton
1 2004-09-18 Batten Bay
Batten bay, Plymouth
Marina Marltby
3 2004-10-26 Wembury beach
Wembury beach
Rock pool Simon Roper
1 2004-12-27
long sandy beach with rocks on either side
I saw the bright red eyes under the rock, didn't really want to bother it. Charlie Smith
1 2004-01-31 Wembury beach
Wembury beach, rocks
Under rocks in a midwater rockpool. Jack Sewell
P 2005-02-01
Southampton water
Abi Birkett
P 2005-03-02 Lynmouth foreshore
Lynmouth foreshore west
Some seen in a rock pool Harwell School
6 2005-04-09
Langerstone Point
Under weed covered rocks, carapaces 4 to 10cm Katherine Hill
P 2005-04-09
Snapes Point - sheltered shore
Very common Nigel Mortimer
A 2005-03-12 Firestone Bay
Firestone Bay, Plymouth Sound
Seen in crevices, rockpools and under rocks Seashore Safari
A 2005-04-09 Batten Bay
Batten Bay, Plymouth Sound
Seen under rocks Seashore Safari
P 2005-04-20 Lynmouth Beach
Lynmouth Beach
Lots found in rock pool on lower shore Mary Killick
20 2005-05-27 Batten Bay
Batten Bay, Plymouth Sound
Carapace up to 6 cm diameter. Mid-lower shore, under stones and in rock pools. Sonia Rowley
5 2005-06-22 Batten Bay
Batten Bay, Plyjmouth Sound
Beneath rocks in rock pools Tim Argyle
6 2005-06-22 Batten Bay
Batten Bay, Plymouth Sound
under a rock in a pool on middle shore Tim Moore
3 2005-06-22 Batten Bay
Batten Bay, Plymouth Sound
Under rocks Inigo Urrutia
3 2005-07-08 Blackstone Rocks
on Blackstone Rocks at Wembury Beach
2 x carapace length approx 100mm, 1xcarapace approx 70mm in mid shore rockpools Cat Ridout
2 2005-07-12 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks Wembury Beach
1 low shore rockpool approx30-35mm carapace, 1 approx100mm carapace lenght in other low shore rockpool Cat Ridout
1 2005-07-19 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks Wembury Beach
carapace length approx 80mm, low shore Cat Ridout
6 2005-07-25 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks Wembury Beach
all lows hore pools under rocks or in crevices, one whopper!! approx carapace 120mm across! Cat Ridout
8 2005-08-20 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks, Wembury Beach, Plymouth
Low tide rockpools. Sizes ranged = 2cm, 3cm, 4cm, 7cm, 10cm carapace width Cat Ridout
one 2006-01-28
ex HMS Scylla
In one of the pyrotechnic tubes on the foredeck near the bows Peter Messenger
1 2003-06-18 Wembury
Rocky shore, Wembury Beach, South Devon.
Seen under a rock. Cat Ridout
2 2003-06-25 Wembury
Wembury Beach, South Devon
Cat Ridout
2 2003-07-14 Wembury
Rocky shore, Wembury Beach, South Devon.
Cat Ridout
1 2003-07-17 Wembury
Wembury Beach, south Devon.
Cat Ridout
2 2006-02-12
Wreck of the HMS Scylla, Whitsand Bay, Cornwall
One on top deck and one on deck two. Becky Seeley
Common 2006-02-11
Babbacombe bay - few metres off shore
Very large! All in crevices in reef Faye Wood
Common 2006-03-01
Intertidal below Hen Cliff, Kimmeridge
Steve Trewhella
Under rock in rockpool
1 2006-07-19 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks, Wembury Beach
Lower shore, 14cm carapace Cat Ridout
1 2006-07-21 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks
12cm carapace Cat Ridout
1 2006-05-13
Lynmouth bay, old victorian swimming pool
Jonathon Holroyd
18 2006-05-27 Blackstone Reef
Blackstone reef
4cm - 10cm carapace length Cat Ridout
15 2006-05-31 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks, Wembury Beach
2.5 - 9cm Cat Ridout
3 2006-06-08 Blackstone Rocks
Blakstone Rocks, Wembury Beach
Middle shore, 3cm, 9cm, 5cm carapace Cat Ridout
4cm and 9cm carapace
Low shore pools, one carapace approx 60mm width one approx 40mm width
Under rocks in low tide rockpools or in crevices, 2 premate pairs
Under rocks and in crevices at low shore
3 2006-04-25
Chesil cove
Si Parker
6 2006-04-29 South coast of Lindisfarne near the harbour.
Cat Ridout
2 2007-03-16 Lee Bay
Lee Bay, near Ilfracombe, North devon
Rockpool, approx 7cm Caroline Roberts
Exuvia on strndline Kathryn Turner
2003-03-23 Fleetwood north
Fleetwood north, Flyde coast
Dead and exuvia Kathryn Turner
Common 2007-04-03
Mount Batten Beach
Found under rocks in rockpools Milly Hatton-Brown
Under rocks wet or dry at low tide
Occasional 2007-05-01 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks
Cat Ridout
Common 2007-05-03 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks
We saw some moulted shells too Cat Ridout
Common 2007-05-15 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks
Cat Ridout
5 2007-05-16 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks
Cat Ridout
Common 2007-05-17 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks
Including many small juveniles. Cat Ridout
3 2007-06-17 Chesil Cove
Chesil Cove, Dorset
Polly Whyte
Common 2007-07-19
Branscombe beach
2 found under rocks in rockpools Milly Hatton-Brown
2 2007-07-31 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks, Wembury.
Cat Ridout
Common 2007-08-02 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks
Cat Ridout
Abundant 2007-08-03 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks (very low tide, went further down lower shore)
Cat Ridout
p 2007-08-10
Kimmeridge bay dorset
Steve Trewhella
3 2007-09-26 Lynmouth
Low on beach foreshore tony jones
common 2007-09-28
Oxwich Bay, right hand side on and around rocks leading to Oxwich point, Gower
many mating pairs under rocks Judith Oakley
12 2007-10-10 Barricane and Coombesgate
Barricane and Coombesgate, Woolacombe
low tide Coombesgate - all sizes Paula Ferris
3 2007-10-11
Barricane Beach towards Grunta, woolacombe
Low shore, base of rocks under weed, 12cm Paula Ferris
1 2007-10-26 Oxwich Point
Oxwich Point, Swansea, Wales
Lower shore Shore Thing
1 2008-05-05
Clacton on Sea beach near Martello tower (old butlins iste) near the large breakwaters
Caught on a crabber line, unconfirmed and no photo, I didnt personally see it but son is addament ! Peter Webster
Present 2008-06-06
Batten Bay, Mount Batten, Plymouth
Seashore Safari
2 2008-07-01 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone rocks
seen in rockpool hiding in seaweed Cat Ridout
abundent 2008-07-01 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone rocks
in rockpools Cat Ridout
1 2008-07-01 Hannafore beach
South West coast of England. south east cornwall, hannafore beach, Looe.
Found under large rock in a rockpool.The main body was about 9cm across. Mid-shore. Exposed rocky shore. Amelia Bridges
1 2008-07-16 Portnaddler beach
South East Cornwall, Looe, Portnaddler Beach.
About 15cm across. Very vicious. Bright red eyes. Under the seaweed at very low tide on the lower shore. Amelia Bridges
abundant 2008-08-01 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone rocks.
Cat Ridout
abundant 2008-08-02 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone rocks
Cat Ridout
2008-09-28 Chesil Cove
Chesil Cove, Portland, Dorset
Trish Carter
Abundant 2009-04-07 Blackstone Rocks
Various sizes Cat Ridout
Common 2009-04-09 Blackstone Rocks, Wembury
Cat Ridout
Common 2009-04-10 Blackstone Rocks, Wembury
Cat Ridout
5 2009-04-11 Blackstone Rocks, Wembury
Cat Ridout
abundant 2009-05-24 Blackstone Rocks, Wembury
Cat Ridout
1 2009-06-09 Coombesgate, Woolacombe
2 sandy bays divided by small rocky headlands with extensive rocks at low tide.
Got my finger, middle sized, amongst weed, low shore rocks Paula Ferris
1 2009-06-20 Hastings
Rocky shore below East Hill with some sand patches, shingle, pebbles and boulders. There is also a rocky \"platform\" mid-low shore with many crevices and small rock pools. Other species certainly present including some hydroids, bryzoans, brown flatworms, probable Bullhead and other fish
Single large individual - dead Nigel Sawyer
10 2009-07-06 Mount Batten
Rocky beach situated just out of Plymouth Sound. Exposed to harsh weather conditions and strong currents.
Under rock Liz Bone
15 2009-09-09 Scarborough Holbeck
Location was at low tide, around 1.10 mark
Found all over the mid/low rocky shore in great varition in size richard white
1 2009-09-21 Eastbourne Pier
The pier at Eastbourne. Sandy beach below shingle with some soft bedrock with pools. In addition to the list Mactra stultrom common, as were hydroids (unidentified on the pier structure)
Single adult seen attacking hydroids on pier Nigel Sawyer
1 2009-11-01 Fleetwood North
Sunken car park in Fleetwood, Lancashire.
North West Wildlife Trusts Irish sea
2 2009-12-06 Northern Ireland, Belfast Lough
Belfast Lough
Rockpool, 65mm Jamie Crozier
2 2009-12-12 Farne Islands
Rocky islands 20 minutes by boat from Seahouses, Northumberland. Small islands 5 minutes north west of the largest Island
Scavenging on rocks Lauren Burghes
n/a 2010-01-22 Morecambe
Morecambe, Polo Tower, Lancashire
Live specimens North West Wildlife Trusts Irish sea
3 2010-03-02 Greencliff, near Westward Ho
Semi exposed rocky shore, facing north west, wave cut platform with gullies, some sand at low water
under rocks low shore Paula Ferris
1 2010-04-25 Hope Gap, Seaford, Sussex
Low tide on chalk platform boulders, pebbles, with gulleys present lower on shore
Found under stone. Scuttled off with its obvious red eyes! Nigel Sawyer
Rare 2010-05-15 Holbeck, Scarborough
Rocky shore with large tidal pools, kelp forest and bare sediment
Anthony Hurd
3 2010-08-15 Church Bay
Out at sea. Approximately 20-25m deep.
Thomas Busbridge
9 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
Not many, smallish, low shore Paula Ferris
3 2010-10-06 Plimont, Guernsey
Semi enclosed bay, sand with outcrops of rock perpemdicular to low water mark. Associated with the outcrops are motile stones and pools. (many alga species in rock pools dieing back)
Under rocks. Tabitha Pearman
common 2011-01-20 Portreath harbour entrance
A narrow North Cornwall coast harbour. Very exposed. Some sand/mud, some loose rocks.Mostly hard rock.
to 80mm under some rocks Treve Opie
1 05/02/2011 Gyllyngvase Beach
Rocky shore to the left and right hand sides of the beach.
Under large rock in rock pool Kristie Wilkinson
3 05/03/2011 Gyllyngvase Beach, Falmouth
Rocky shore
Kristie Wilkinson
10 02/06/2011 Batten Bay
Rocky shore at Mount Batten
Marlin Beach Rangers
10 01/06/2011 Devil's Point
Rocky shore at Devil's Point
Marlin Beach Rangers
5 02/08/2011 Devil's Point
Rocky shore
Marlin Beach Rangers
30 plus 27/08/2011 Hallsands, South Devon
Shallow dive 4-5m just off South Hallsands
Various sizes, mainly in the rock crevices Jackie Vale
2 28/09/2011 Eastbourne
Chalk platform in the east and sandy areas at low tide with soft rock and rock pools.
Dead specimens found Nigel Sawyer
50 24/09/2011 Swanage
Water depths of 2m to 30m with water temperature of 18 degrees C.
Numerous sightings between 3m and 30m deep. Julian Madle
10 04/09/2011 St Abbs
Coastal rocky areas, north of Berwick up on Tweed, near Eyemouth in Scotland.
Frequent sighting of adults at a depth of 15 to 20m Julian Madle
30 20/01/2012 Gortein point
East side of Loch Fyne, Scotland
some berried Peter Bardsley
frequent 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.
Commonly found under stones, often with C. pagarus. Sizes from 2cm to 7cm across. Mainly lower shore. Robert Durrant
1 12/05/2012 Fort Bovisan, Plymouth
sheltered harbour
observed in crevis in rock keithrd krd
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.
Commonly found mid-shore, and more abundant on lower shore, often full-grown. Robert Durrant