Recording Marine Life

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Records of Porcellana platycheles

Number seen/Abundance Date Location Comments Recorded by
1 2004-02-20
Batten Bay, Plymouth
Under rock in rockpool Robert Taylor
P 2004-02-20
Batten Bay, Plymouth, Rocky shore with boulders
15-20 found clinging to the underside of boulders and in crevices Beth Coleman
3 2002-09-07
Batten Bay, Mount Batten, Plymouth Sound.
Found during Seashore Safari under rocks. Harvey Tyler-Walters
Abundant 2004-04-06
Batten Bay, Mountbatten, near Plymouth
Seen under rocks. Seashore Safari
C 2004-05-08
Jennycliff Bay, near Plymouth. Rocky shore, alongside sandy/gravelly beach.
Common under rocks low down shore Seashore Safari
C 2004-05-08
Jennycliff Bay, near Plymouth. Rocky shore, alongside sandy/gravelly beach.
Common under rocks, low shore and in gulleys Seashore Safari
P 2004-04-06
Wembury VMCA
Cat Ridout
P 2004-06-05
Wembury Beach, South Hams, Devon. Rocky shore with some sandy patches
Several seen under rocks low shore. Seashore Safari
1 2004-07-05 Batten Bay
Batten Bay, Nr Plymouth.
in rockpool Seashore Safari
10 2004-06-07 Tunnels beach
Tunnels beach, Ilfracombe, North Devon. Low shore between pools
In a dark crevice lots under a stone Kim-Marie Clothier
15 2004-06-01 Widmouth Head
Near Widmouth Head, Devon. Small rock beach adjacent to sandy/muddy harbour/rhia
Under bottom of rock Barbara Haddrill
2 2004-08-19 Batten Bay
Batten Bay, near Mountbatten
Seashore Safari
10 2004-09-19 Osmington Mills
Osmington Mills beach, Dorset
Under large stones in rock pools Rossie Mayhew
6 2004-10-26 Wembury beach
Wembury beach
Low tide level Simon Roper
2 2004-12-27
long sandy beach with rocks on either side
Found between 2 rocks. Charlie Smith
500 2004-09-26 Dale beach
Dale beach, intertidal zone at low tide
Dale Fort,size - 1.4mm to 1.2cm Joey Morris
P 2005-02-10
Plymouth Hoe to the west of the Waterfront pub, Lowtide on rocks
Several under boulders on very low tide Jon Parr
P 2005-04-09
Langerstone Point
Loads under every rock, carapaces 0.5 to 3cm Katherine Hill
A 2005-03-12 Firestone Bay
Firestone Bay, Plymouth Sound
Seen under rocks Seashore Safari
A 2005-04-09 Batten Bay
Batten Bay, Plymouth Sound
Seen under rocks Seashore Safari
P 2005-05-27 Batten Bay
Batten Bay, Plymouth Sound
Up to 3-4 cm diameter, ubiquitous on the undersides of rocks & gravelly mucky areas, on lower shore Sonia Rowley
2 2005-05-08
Snapes Point Salcombe Estuary Devon
Seen under rocks 0.5 above CD Jo Corke
5 2005-06-05
Goodrington Sands on shore in front of Seashore Centre
Under boulders in pools Judith Oakley
5 2005-06-22 Batten Bay
Batten Bay, Plymouth Sound
Lower tidal zone, under rocks covered in seaweed Tom Reynolds
1 2005-06-22 Batten Bay
Batten Bay, Plymouth Sound
under rock on middle shore John Farquhar
2 2005-06-20 Braye beach
On Braye beach, in Alderney. long stretch of sand with rocks on either side.
Under the same rock. Was with a cling fish and swimming velvet crab too. Charlie Smith
3 2005-07-05 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks, Wembury Beach
Lower shore underneath rocks Cat Ridout
1 2005-07-07 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks, Wembury Beach
approx 2cm wide, in low tide rockpool under rock Cat Ridout
3 2005-07-09 Blackstone Rocks
on Blackstone Rocks at Wembury Beach
under rocks, attached. carapace between 0.8 and 1.4 cm Cat Ridout
P 2005-06-25
Portwrinkle, Whitsand Bay
Seen under rocks Judith Oakley
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 2005-07-25 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks Wembury Beach
lower shore rock pools Cat Ridout
3 2005-08-06 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone rocks, Wembury beach
low shore rockpools. Cat Ridout
5 2005-08-20 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks, Wembury Beach, Plymouth
Low tide rockpools. Sizes = approx 1 and 2cm carapace width Cat Ridout
1 2005-08-19 Blackstone Rocks
Wembury Beach, blackstone rocks
approx carapace width 1cm, mid-low shore Cat Ridout
5 2005-10-01 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks, Wembury
all low shore approx 3-4cm total length Cat Ridout
2 2005-10-02 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks, Wembury
both low shore, approx 3cm in total length Cat Ridout
5 2005-10-04 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks, Wembury
all low shore under rocks Cat Ridout
2 2005-09-13 Batten Bay
Batten Bay, Plymouth
Under boulders in pools Judith Oakley
1 2005-12-01 Lynmouth foreshore
Lynmouth fore shore.
New Marstom
1 2003-08-13 Wembury
Rockpools at Wembury Beach, south Devon.
Seen in an overhang. Cat Ridout
4 2006-03-19 Blackstone Reef
Blackstone reef, Wembury
All low shore gulley under rocks. Faye Wood
Common 2006-03-01
Intertidal below Hen Cliff, Kimmeridge
Steve Trewhella
2 2006-05-13
Lynmouth bay, old victorian swimming pool
Jonathon Holroyd
1 2006-05-27 Blackstone Reef
Blackstone reef
0.4mm carapace length Cat Ridout
1 2006-05-31 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks, Wembury Beach
3cm Cat Ridout
1 2006-06-14 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks
Cat Ridout
1.5cm carapace
12 2006-04-29 South coast of Lindisfarne near the harbour.
Cat Ridout
2006-09-09 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks Wembury Beach. Very low spring tide. 0.3m
Abundant Cat Ridout
present 2007-03-03
portland harbour
Steve Trewhella
common 2007-03-10
brandy bay kimmeridge
Steve Trewhella
Common 2007-04-03
Mount Batten Beach
Many were found on the rocks and under the seaweeed on the mid/lower shore Milly Hatton-Brown
3 per turned rock
Under rocks at low tide usually in partially wet remaining areas.
Occasional 2007-05-03 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks
Cat Ridout
1 2005-08-24
East side of sugary cove - Dartmouth
lowshore undeside of large rocks w. side of cove Sonia Rowley
under rocks
1 2007-05-15 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks
Cat Ridout
2 2007-05-16 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks
Cat Ridout
1 2007-05-17 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks
Cat Ridout
common 2007-05-17
hen cliff kimmeridge
Steve Trewhella
2 2007-07-14
Jayne Evans
1 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)
Large size Cat Ridout
abundant 2007-09-28
Oxwich Bay, right hand side on and around rocks leading to Oxwich point, Gower
under rocks Judith Oakley
frequent 2007-10-26 Oxwich Point
Oxwich Point, Gower - 3/4 of way along from beach
under rocks Judith Oakley
abundant 2007-12-27 Oxwich Point
Oxwich Point, Gower
under boulders in big groups Judith Oakley
infrequent 2008-07-01 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone rocks
under rocks Cat Ridout
1 2008-07-25
Mothecombe Beach, South Devon
Jon Parr
3 2008-08-02 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone rocks
Cat Ridout
Abundant 2009-04-07 Blackstone Rocks
Found in large groups Cat Ridout
Common 2009-04-09 Blackstone Rocks, Wembury
Cat Ridout
Common 2009-04-10 Blackstone Rocks, Wembury
Cat Ridout
1 2009-05-12 Blackstone Rocks, Wembury
Cat Ridout
2 2009-05-24 Blackstone Rocks, Wembury
Cat Ridout
Common 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
Beneath stones on low shore Nigel Sawyer
Common 2009-07-05 Cow Gap, Eastbourne
Boulder, rocks and stone leading down to sea, some sandy/gravel patches, with small rock pools and some finer sediment. Un identified Spirobius sp, Sandhoppers and worm (prob Hermanthoe impar - picture sent via post) as well as seaweeds
Large specimens round about low tide mark and under stones Nigel Sawyer
Common 2009-08-21 Cow Gap near Eastbourne
Beach consisting mainly of bolders, cobbles, pebbles with patchs of clay and sand.
At least one under most rocks turned over at 0.3m low tide. Largest individuals I have seen. Nigel Sawyer
common 2010-03-02 Greencliff, near Westward Ho
Semi exposed rocky shore, facing north west, wave cut platform with gullies, some sand at low water
usual places Paula Ferris
1 2010-03-16 Hartland Quay
Rocky shore below the former quay, wave cut platform of differentially eroded sandstone & slate beds alongside sandy bay
Only one found under boulder Paula Ferris
Common 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)
Groups found under stones low on shore Nigel Sawyer
Common 2010-04-25 Hope Gap, Seaford, Sussex
Low tide on chalk platform boulders, pebbles, with gulleys present lower on shore
Under stones Nigel Sawyer
Abundant 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 boulders low shore Paula Ferris
10 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
present 2011-01-20 Portreath harbour entrance
A narrow North Cornwall coast harbour. Very exposed. Some sand/mud, some loose rocks.Mostly hard rock.
Small specimens under almost all rocks uncovered Treve Opie
1 05/02/2011 Gyllyngvase Beach
Rocky shore to the left and right hand sides of the beach.
Kristie Wilkinson
10 08/04/2011 Mount Edgecumbe
The rocky shore around the point of Mount Edgecumbe.
Bex House
1 01/06/2011 Devil's Point
Rocky shore at Devil's Point
Marlin Beach Rangers
1 26/06/2011 Hope Gap, Sussex
Chalk platform with seaweed covering
Female with eggs on the lower part of the left claw Under stone Nigel Sawyer
5 01/07/2011 lulworth cove
on rocks at low tide
Under rocks. Amanda Callaghan
5 10/07/2011 Hope Gap, Susex
Chalk platform with channels, flints and a seaweed covering (Pepper Dulse being dominant)
On lower shore under stones Nigel Sawyer
Abundant 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)
Under nearly every stone at low tide mark - often several! Most I have ever seen Nigel Sawyer
2 02/08/2011 Devil's Point
Rocky shore
Marlin Beach Rangers
Very 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
Under stones on lower shore Nigel Sawyer
Rare 28/09/2011 Eastbourne
Chalk platform in the east and sandy areas at low tide with soft rock and rock pools.
Further west very common but in this area seem conspicous by their abscence! Nigel Sawyer
1 18/09/2011 Cape Clear Island
South Harbour under stones at low tide
Clinging to a rock we turned Becky Williamson
Abundant 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.
Under most stones on a base of silt and decaying matter, mid- and lower-shore. Robert Durrant