Recording Marine Life

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Records of Xantho hydrophilus

Number seen/Abundance Date Location Comments Recorded by
1 2003-09-27
Batten Bay, Mount Batten, Near Plymouth
Under rocks in mud at low shore Seashore Safari
5 2004-02-09
Batten Bay Plymouth, Rocky shore with loose, mixed boulders and mud/gravel patches
found under rocks in mud at low tide Jack Sewell
4 2004-02-20
Batten Bay rocky shore with boulders
Rock pool Daniel Davy
1 2004-04-06
Batten Bay, Mountbatten, near Plymouth
Found on the lower shore. Seashore Safari
P 2004-04-06
Wembury VMCA
Cat Ridout
2 2004-06-05
Wembury Beach, South Hams, Devon. Rocky shore with some sandy patches
Low down shore under rocks Seashore Safari
5 2004-08-03 Snapes Point
Snapes Point - sheltered shore
commonly found at this site Nigel Mortimer
P 2005-04-09
Snapes Point - sheltered shore
Approximately 6 frequently found at this site - one berried Nigel Mortimer
2 2005-04-09 Batten Bay
Batten Bay, Plymouth Sound
Found on lower shore, carapace about 4 cm across Seashore Safari
1 2005-04-20 Lynmouth Beach
Lynmouth Beach
Found in rock pool on lower shore Mary Killick
1 2005-08-06 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone rocks, Wembury beach
in crevice low shore, approx 60mm width Cat Ridout
1 2005-08-08 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone rocks, Wembury beach
carapace approx 45-50mm wide, in gulley low shore Cat Ridout
1 2005-08-19 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks, Wembury Beach, Plymouth
Carapace approx 44.5cm Cat Ridout
1 2005-08-20 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks, Wembury Beach, Plymouth
Low tide rockpool. Size = 10cm carapace width Cat Ridout
1 2005-08-22
rocks near grunta beach mortehoe,woolacombe,n devon
under rocks Peter Hake
1 2005-09-18 Blackstone Rocks
Wembury beach - Blackstone rocks
low shore rockpool Cat Ridout
2 2005-08-19 Blackstone Rocks
Wembury Beach, blackstone rocks
1 approx carapace lenght 6cm, other approx 8cm both low shore Cat Ridout
1 2005-10-02 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks, Wembury
carapce approx width 4cm low shore rockpool Cat Ridout
1 2005-10-04 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks, Wembury
low shore, carapace width approx 4cm Cat Ridout
2 2005-09-13 Batten Bay
Batten Bay, Plymouth
Under rock in pool Judith Oakley
1 2005-11-13 Island of Eday
Island of Eday, Orkney.
Found while rockpooling on Eday Island, Orkneys. Joshua Foreman
1 2003-08-13 Wembury
Rockpools at Wembury Beach, south Devon.
Cat Ridout
Berried. 6cm carapace.
Carapace 6cm width, under rock in rockpool in lower shore
Understone amongst sandy substrate low shore
1 2007-07-31 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks, Wembury.
Cat Ridout
2 2007-08-02 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks
Cat Ridout
Common 2007-08-03 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks (very low tide, went further down lower shore)
Cat Ridout
Rare, not found 2008-04-18
Mount Batten N50:21:25 W4:07:40
Boulders / crevices (rare) Rockpools (not found) Seashore Safari
Present 2008-06-06
Batten Bay, Mount Batten, Plymouth
Seashore Safari
1 2008-07-19 Blackstone Rocks
Black stone rocks
Cat Ridout
2 2009-04-09 Blackstone Rocks, Wembury
Cat Ridout
Common 2009-04-11 Blackstone Rocks, Wembury
Cat Ridout
1 2009-07-24 Tunnels Beach, North Devon
Rocky shore, slatey sand, 2 private beaches accessed by tunnel with Victorian bathing pool commercially exploited as visitor attraction.
Under stone, low water, approx 8 cms across Paula Ferris
4 2009-08-21 Lee Bay Ilfracombe
rocky shore with good zoning
Below weed on low shore rocks Paula Ferris
6 2011-01-20 Portreath harbour entrance
A narrow North Cornwall coast harbour. Very exposed. Some sand/mud, some loose rocks.Mostly hard rock.
under some rocks. Treve Opie
>5 05/02/2011 Gyllyngvase Beach
Rocky shore to the left and right hand sides of the beach.
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
Low shore, also abundant X pilipes Paula Ferris
5 05/03/2011 Gyllyngvase Beach, Falmouth
Rocky shore
Kristie Wilkinson
7 21/03/2011 Lee Bay, Ilfracombe
Gently sloping shore, expanse of rocks flanking sand, fresh water stream. Good algae cover
Huge black tipped claws, feisty. Paula Ferris
1 01/06/2011 Devil's Point
Rocky shore at Devil's Point
Marlin Beach Rangers
1 02/08/2011 Devil's Point
Rocky shore
Marlin Beach Rangers
4 18/09/2011 Cape Clear Island
South Harbour under stones at low tide
20 - 40 mm broad. under rocks. Becky Williamson