Recording Marine Life

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Records of Xantho pilipes

Number seen/Abundance Date Location Comments Recorded by
2 2002-03-28
Batten Bay, nr Plymouth
No information entered Caroline Farrell
1 2004-06-05
Lee beach near Ilfracombe
Under a rock, low down shore in a gulley. Photo taken Barbara Haddrill
2 2004-06-07 Tunnels beach
Tunnels beach, Ilfracombe, North Devon. Low shore between pools
Under a stone in upper shore rockpools Kim-Marie Clothier
2 2005-02-10
Plymouth Hoe to the west of the Waterfront pub, Lowtide on rocks
Under rocks at lowshore Jon Parr
1 2005-07-21 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone Rocks Wembury Beach
carapace 35mm, low shore pool Cat Ridout
one single 2005-10-16
Rock foreshore to east of North Sands beach
Carapace about 80mm across Nigel Mortimer
6cm across carapace, brown claw tips
2 2007-03-21
West Hoe by water front pub, Plymouth
Jon Parr
occasional 2008-05-21 Polzeath
Polzeath north
please ignore the crab, a mistake Paula Ferris
1 2008-07-24 Blackstone Rocks
Blackstone rocks
very small Cat Ridout
Abundant 2008-08-03 Lee Bay
Lee Bay Ilfracombe
Various colours and sizes, under every stone Paula Ferris
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 on slatey sand, mid shore, approx 3 cms across Paula Ferris
12 2009-08-21 Lee Bay Ilfracombe
rocky shore with good zoning
Several under every slab at low water. Paula Ferris
Frequent 2010-03-02 Greencliff, near Westward Ho
Semi exposed rocky shore, facing north west, wave cut platform with gullies, some sand at low water
Around a dozen, found under stones/boulders low shore 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
Under low shore boulder Paula Ferris
3 2010-07-15 Tunnels, Ilfracombe
Rocky shore below Ladies Pool at Tunnels beach, verticals, overhangs and gulleys, some flat boulders..7m tide, but rough sea, no access surge gullies
varioulsy coloured, sized, in soft sediment low shore Paula Ferris
8 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
Low shore under boulders Paula Ferris
2 05/02/2011 Gyllyngvase Beach
Rocky shore to the left and right hand sides of the beach.
Kristie Wilkinson
2 05/03/2011 Gyllyngvase Beach, Falmouth
Rocky shore
Kristie Wilkinson
abundant 21/03/2011 Lee Bay, Ilfracombe
Gently sloping shore, expanse of rocks flanking sand, fresh water stream. Good algae cover
under every stone Paula Ferris
1 01/06/2011 Devil's Point
Rocky shore at Devil's Point
Marlin Beach Rangers
1 28/10/11 Hartland Quay
Very exposed rocky coast
under small boulder in deep surge gully. About 8cm across. Lower shore. (Image submitted) Robert Durrant
abundant 08/03/2012 Lee Bay, Ilfracombe
north facing sheltered rocky shore, good seaweed cover, gullies crevices & pools
varying colours & sizes, beneath low shore boulders, also X. incisus 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.
One, about 4cm across. Very strikingly marked shell, cream and brown patches, almost regular pattern. Lower shore. Robert Durrant
several 08/04/2012 Hele
Rocky outcrops and stones exposed at ELWS on shingly beach in area principally of shale bedrock.
Frequent under loose stones close to ELWS. Up to est 5cm across. Robert Durrant
abundant 08/04/2012 Hele
Rocky outcrops and stones exposed at ELWS on shingly beach in area principally of shale bedrock.
This records XANTHO INCISUS, not listed in MarLIN's selection of species. In same location as X. pilipes, and often together, but more abundant, and some much larger. Max size about 6cm across carapace. Robert Durrant
4 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 stones. Two with egg masses. Robert Durrant