Recording Marine Life


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Records of Nerophis lumbriciformis

Number seen/Abundance Date Location Comments Recorded by
2 2003-05-17
Firestone Bay, Plymouth
Found under rocks. Seashore Safari
3 2003-08-12
Wembury, voluntary marine conservation area (VMCA), devon.
Found in rock pools on lower shore. Caroline Farrell
4 2003-09-27
Batten Bay, Mount Batten, Near Plymouth
under rocks midshore Seashore Safari
2 2003-11-25
The Middlestone at Goodrington Sands, Torbay
Under small rocks in rockpool Nigel Smallbones
3 2004-02-20
Batten Bay, Plymouth. Rocky shore with boulders
Male with eggs Alex Bolton
8 2004-02-20
Batten Bay,Plymouth, rocky shore with boulders
Under rock in pool Shereon Knowles
P 2004-02-20
Batten Bay Plymouth Rocky shore with boulders
10-15 seen under rocks, male carrying eggs Lorna Nicoll-Griffith
1 2002-05-11
Batten Bay, nr Plymouth
Found in mid-shore rock pool BTCV/ MilleniumVolunteers
5 2002-06-19
Jennycliff Bay, nr Plymouth
Seen in rock pools Ali Hood
3 2002-09-07
Batten Bay, Mount Batten, Plymouth Sound.
Found during Seashore safari in rock pools on shore, including a male with eggs. James Highfield
R 2004-04-07
Helford passage + Bar beach, Helford River, Cornwall.
Low pools and shallow pools at low tide Ruth Williams
C 2004-04-06
Batten Bay, Mountbatten, near Plymouth
Common, often found in pairs under rocks. Seashore Safari
P 2004-05-06
Batten Bay, Mountbatten nr Plymouth
Found under rocks in shallow rockpools mid-low shore. West Park Primary
20 + 2004-05-08
Jennycliff Bay, near Plymouth. Rocky shore, alongside sandy/gravelly beach.
in pools and under rocks Seashore Safari
P 2004-04-06
Wembury VMCA
Cat Ridout
C 2004-06-05
Wembury Beach, South Hams, Devon. Rocky shore with some sandy patches
Common under rocks and in pools all over shore. several egg baring males. Seashore Safari
1 2004-07-05 Batten Bay
Batten Bay, Nr Plymouth.
rockpool Seashore Safari
1 2004-05-05 Tunnels beach
Tunnels beach, Ilfracombe, North Devon
In a rockpool under seaweed Kim-Marie Clothier
2 2004-07-03 Coombe Martin Bay
Coombe Martin Bay, Devon. Rocky platform adjacent to muddy/sandy/shingly beach. Large man made pools at top of beach.
In rockpool in seaweed mid and low shore Barbara Haddrill
5 2004-08-19 Batten Bay
Batten Bay, near Mountbatten
Seashore Safari
1 2004-10-26 Wembury beach
Wembury beach
Simon Roper
1 2004-10-26 Church Reef
Wembury beach
Under rock Stephanie Coates
1 2004-12-21 Alderney
Alderney, Long stretch of beach with rocks on either side. Has very high and low tides.
Found under rock with a little rock pool. Charlie Smith
P 2004-12-27
long sandy beach with rocks on either side
Under a small rocks in a shallow rockpool, group of 4 + 1 small baby pipefish Charlie Smith
1 2005-04-09
Langerstone Point
Under rock, 10cm Katherine Hill
F 2005-03-12 Firestone Bay
Firestone Bay, Plymouth Sound
Seen in rockpools and under rockpools Seashore Safari
P 2005-04-09 Batten Bay
Batten Bay, Plymouth Sound
Seen on lower shore, one male with eggs Seashore Safari
1 2005-04-20 Lynmouth Beach
Lynmouth Beach
Found in rock pool on lower shore Mary Killick
1 2005-05-27 Batten Bay
Batten Bay, Plymouth Sound
11 cm long, very dark green with bright yellow/green stripe on dorsal surface. Under small rock, lower shore. Sonia Rowley
1 DD/MM/YYYY Lindisfarne
St Mary's Local Nature Reserve 1km north of Whitley Baye.g. South coast of Lindisfarne, near the harbour.
Barbara Brown
P 2005-06-22 Batten Bay
Batten Bay, Plymouth Sound
Clare Caudwell
4 2005-06-22 Batten Bay
Batten Bay, Plymouth Sound
Inigo Urrutia
4 2005-07-04 Blackstone Rocks
Wembury beach - on Blackstone Rocks
underneath rocks mid to low shore in 2 rockpools Cat Ridout
3 2005-07-05 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks, Wembury Beach
Found amongst seaweed in mid and lower shore rockpools; 2 x 10cm and 1 x 15cm long Cat Ridout
5 2005-07-06 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks - Wembury Beach
all approx 9cm in length. 4 in mid shore rockpools, 1 in low shore rockpool Cat Ridout
3 2005-07-07 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks, Wembury Beach
each approx 8cm long, in rockpools at low tide Cat Ridout
5 2005-07-08 Blackstone Rocks
on Blackstone Rocks at Wembury Beach
in mid shore rockpools under seaweed/rocks Cat Ridout
5 2005-07-09 Blackstone Rocks
on Blackstone Rocks at Wembury Beach
one male found with eggs attached. from 10cm up to 16cm Cat Ridout
1 2005-07-10 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks Wembury Beach
under rock in rockpool gulley, mid to low shore Cat Ridout
6 2005-07-11 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks Wembury Beach
under rocks in mid to low shore rock pools. 1 juvenile only approx 350mm long. Cat Ridout
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 5, year 4-6, Jacob P, Joe, Piran Speed, Toby and James Holbeton School
2 2005-07-12 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks Wembury Beach
1 approx100mm length, 1 approx 140mm long, low shore rockpools Cat Ridout
5 2005-07-09 Wembury
Wembury, Devon
3 pregnant males found under rocks in pools Judith Oakley
2 2005-07-19 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks Wembury Beach
low shore Cat Ridout
3 2005-07-20 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks Wembury Beach
all mid to low shore in pools Cat Ridout
2 2005-07-21 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks Wembury Beach
2 mid shore, 10 x low shore, approx 3 carrying eggs Cat Ridout
6 2005-07-25 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks Wembury Beach
all low shore rockpools, 3 definitely with eggs Cat Ridout
6 2005-08-10 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone rocks Wembury beach
Two with eggs attached low shore Cat Ridout
3 2005-08-20 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks, Wembury Beach, Plymouth
Mid tide rockpool, size = 8cm length; low tide rockpools, sizes = 7cm and 3cm length Cat Ridout
3 2005-08-20
woolacombe beach, north devon
amongst weed in rock pools Peter Hake
1 2005-09-04
North Wamses, Farne Islands, Northumberland. 55:38.3729N;1:37.6104W
Found amongst deepest part of a kelp park, approx 8-10m on rock. Pure Olive green colouration - perfect for the nearby kelp! Stuart Wilson
1 2005-09-18 Blackstone Rocks
Wembury beach - right side rockpools
length approx 9cm under rock Cat Ridout
3 2005-09-20 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks, Wembury Beach
2x12cm length, one epper shore one lower shore, 1x 8cm low shore rockpool Cat Ridout
2 2005-09-30 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks, Wembury
approx 10cm in length, lower shore pools Cat Ridout
1 2005-09-29 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks, Wembury
approx 12cm in length low shore pools Cat Ridout
5 2005-10-01 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks, Wembury
all low shore 4x approx 11cm length, 1x 7cm length Cat Ridout
12 2005-10-02 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks, Wembury
all approx 11cm, all low shore one with eggs. Cat Ridout
9 2005-10-04 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks, Wembury
all low shore one with eggs, all approx 11cm length Cat Ridout
1 2005-11-01 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks at Wembury Beach
Low shore rockpool approx11 cm length Cat Ridout
3 2005-09-13 Batten Bay
Batten Bay, Plymouth
Under rocks Judith Oakley
Present 2005-10-05 Island of Eday
Island of Eday, Orkney Islands.
Find many in pools at low tide, and some out of water and underneath boulders. Often find many together in the same vicinity. Kate Townsend
1 2006-01-11 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks, Wembury, South Devon
Small (<5cm), found in mid tide rockpool. Caroline Farrell
2 2003-06-18 Wembury
Rocky shore, Wembury Beach, South Devon.
One with eggs, seen amongst seaweed. Cat Ridout
1 2003-06-25 Wembury
Wembury Beach, South Devon
Cat Ridout
1 2003-07-14 Wembury
Rocky shore, Wembury Beach, South Devon.
Cat Ridout
1 2003-07-17 Wembury
Wembury Beach, south Devon.
Cat Ridout
2 2006-03-19 Blackstone Reef
Blackstone reef, Wembury
Both approx 10cm in length. One with eggs. Both low shore, one in pool, one in gulley. Faye Wood
Present 2006-03-01
Intertidal below Hen Cliff, Kimmeridge
Steve Trewhella
1 2006-06-27
Jennycliff Beach, PLymouth
Male with eggs under stone
1 2006-06-27
Jennycliff Beach, PLymouth
West Park Primary School
2 2006-07-07 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks
Middle shore 9cm, 10cm Cat Ridout
2 2006-07-12 Blackstone Rocks
Wembury Beach. Blackstone Rocks
Lower shore - 5cm Cat Ridout
2 2006-05-27 Blackstone Reef
Blackstone reef
15 cm long (one with eggs) Cat Ridout
2 2006-05-31 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone rocks, Wembury beach
5.5cm Cat Ridout
2 2006-05-31 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone rocks, Wembury beach
5.5cm Cat Ridout
50 + seen 2006-06-18
Gully at 6M dropping off to 18m. 15M off shore north of
All among Kelp - all sizes. Chris Agar
2
Low shore rockpools, both approx 70mm length
5
8cm to 11cm
Abundant
Under rocks in kelp beds, some with eggs
6
Under rocks in shallow gullies at low tide. One approx 15cm long
3 2006-04-22
Chesil Cove, Portland
Chilling out all over the place Emma Brennand
4 2006-04-30 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks, Wembury Beach
All 10-15cm, 2 with eggs Cat Ridout
2
Common 2007-04-03
Mount Batten Beach
Many were found on the lower shore Milly Hatton-Brown
1 2007-05-03 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks
Cat Ridout
Frequent 2007-05-15 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks
2 WITH EGGS Cat Ridout
Frequent 2007-05-15 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks
Cat Ridout
Frequent 2007-07-31 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks, Wembury.
Cat Ridout
Occasional
Occasional 2007-08-02 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks
Cat Ridout
2 2007-08-03
Lee bay, near Ilfracombe.
<10 cm, under week at rock edge low shore Paula Ferris
4 2007-08-30
Hen cliff, Kimmeridge
Steve Trewhella
1 2007-09-25
Nodes Point, Isle of Wight
Fish was approx 12 to 15 cm long and, had the short snout as described, but was entirely black or dark green. Andy Baxman
5 2007-09-29
Oxwich Point, Gower
under rocks, 1 male with eggs Judith Oakley
fairly abundant 2007-10-26 Batten Bay
Batten Bay
some eggbearing males present. in shallow pools, mid shore and under boulders Jack Sewell
4 2007-10-29 Lee Bay, Ilfracombe
Lee Bay, Ilfracombe
Under stones at several locations near low tide Paula Ferris
4 2008-02-27
Batten Bay
In rockpools near low water Charlotte Marshall
1 2008-03-06
Lee Bay near Ilfracombe
as above Paula Ferris
Present 2008-06-06
Batten Bay, Mount Batten, Plymouth
Seashore Safari
uncommon 2008-07-01 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone rocks
under rocks Cat Ridout
abundant 2008-07-19 Blackstone Rocks
Black stone rocks
Cat Ridout
abundant 2008-07-24 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone rocks
several males with eggs Cat Ridout
abundant 2008-08-01 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone rocks.
1 with eggs Cat Ridout
Rare 2008-10-17
Cawsand beach
2 seen in rockpools on lower shore Milly Hatton-Brown
1 2009-04-08 Lee Bay
Nr Ilfracombe
Under weed gulley edge Paula Ferris
Common 2009-04-09 Blackstone Rocks, Wembury
Rockpools
Cat Ridout
Common 2009-04-11 Blackstone Rocks, Wembury
Rockpools
Cat Ridout
2 2009-05-12 Blackstone Rocks, Wembury
Rockpools
Cat Ridout
4 2009-05-24 Blackstone Rocks, Wembury
Rockpools
Cat Ridout
1 2009-05-25 Gritt Ness
Gritt Ness rocky shore near Evie, Orkney.
Under seaweed Jenni Kakkonen
1 2010-03-03 Houton Bay
Intertidal rocky shore
Under a rock Jenni Kakkonen
3 05/02/2011 Gyllyngvase Beach
Rocky shore to the left and right hand sides of the beach.
very shallow rock pool under small rocks Kristie Wilkinson
3 19/02/2011 Lee Bay, Ilfracombe
Low shore rocks & gullies adjacent nearly parallel to sea, leading into kelp strewn with flat stones/boulders
Under stones/weed, not preg. Paula Ferris
2 05/03/2011 Gyllyngvase Beach, Falmouth
Rocky shore
found in shallow pools from middle shore to lower Kristie Wilkinson
2 03/03/2011 Cullercoats, Northumberland
Cullercoats bay, inbwtween whitley bay and tynemouth, low tide, found in rockpools left by receding tides
low tide, found in rockpool Thomas Lundy
2 01/06/2011 Devil's Point
Rocky shore at Devil's Point
Marlin Beach Rangers
10 14/18/2011 Ballyhornan
Combination of sandy beach with rock pools.
under rocks in rock pool. Brendan Kelly
6 18/09/2011 Cape Clear Island
South Harbour under stones at low tide
Under rocks. Becky Williamson
1 01/10/2011 Lee Bay
Rocky/sandy shore, lower beach
under stone in sandy gully 10cm Robert Durrant
1 08/03/2012 Lee Bay, Ilfracombe
north facing sheltered rocky shore, good seaweed cover, gullies crevices & pools
under stone low shore pool Paula Ferris
1 08/03/2012 Lee Bay
Sheltered rocky beach with sandy gullies, abundant seaweed cover, and many rock pools.
appx 9cm long. Under stone in sandy-bottomed pool. Lower shore. Robert Durrant