Recording Marine Life


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Records of Pawsonia saxicola

Number seen/Abundance Date Location Comments Recorded by
1 2004-02-09
Batten Bay Plymouth, Rocky shore with loose, mixed boulders and mud/gravel patches
on sea weed at low tide Jack Sewell
2 2004-04-06
Batten Bay, Mountbatten, near Plymouth
Under rocks near muddy/sandy area of low shore. Seashore Safari
1 2005-04-09 Batten Bay
Batten Bay, Plymouth Sound
Found under a rock Seashore Safari
Present 2006-03-01
Intertidal below Hen Cliff, Kimmeridge
Steve Trewhella
1 2007-05-17
hen cliff kimmeridge
Steve Trewhella
1 2008-03-08
hen cliff kimmeridge
Steve Trewhella
1 2010-04-18 Downend, Croyde
Amidst rocky ridges stretching to sea, towards northern edge of rocky headland, between Saunton Sands and Croyde.
Under large slab rock low shore, retreated into crack when disturbed. My first here. Paula Ferris
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 flat stones lowest shore, 1 about 8 cms, 2 about 1 cm Paula Ferris
5 21/03/2011 Lee Bay, Ilfracombe
Gently sloping shore, expanse of rocks flanking sand, fresh water stream. Good algae cover
Several under flat stones, 2 in rock crevices low shore Paula Ferris
2 09/03/2012 Lee Bay Ilfracombe
low shore gulley with floor of flat boulders
Under flat boulders, one apparently eating Trivia arctica Paula Ferris
1 07/04/2012 Greencliff
Wave cut platform on fairly exposed shore. Occasional sandy-bottomed gullies, many overhangs created by leaning rock strata.
Known only from broad display of tentacles. Deeply buried in rocky substrate at base of overhang, in shallow pool. Display est 5cm across, buff & dark brown in colour. Robert Durrant
1 09/04/2012 Greencliff
Wave cut platform on fairly exposed shore. Occasional sandy-bottomed gullies, many overhangs created by leaning rock strata.
One ancient brownish specimen in crevice within deep recess, very dark and damp,near base of rock walls of gully. Robert Durrant
1 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.
White bodied specimen, believed to be P. saxicola. Brown-bodied specimen, now believed to be Aslia lefevre, is in same gully, and previously reported. Protruding from crevice near the waterline. Robert Durrant