Mesentotoma dollfusi

Range & Status

Only found close to the sea including just above the high tide mark in strand line debris and under stones on the beach. Hopkin noted that ' the map suggests that Mesentotoma dollfusi might be restricted to Ireland and Southwest England although there are too few records to draw any firm conclusions. It is probably present in every coastal hectad in Cornwall and Devon' . Collected from Crackington Haven beach (SX19) in September 2001, and at Lowland Point near Coverack (SW81) in April 2004.