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Checklists of Exmoor's Wildlife
In 1996 ENHS produced The Flora and Fauna of Exmoor National Park listing 8243 species which had been recorded. (Now out of print). Since then there have been a number of additions published annually in Exmoor Naturalist magazine. The following lists show what we have recorded so far and it is hoped there will be future updates.

Full list not yet available but the following have been recorded from the Exmoor Coast
Portuguese Man-o'-War Physalia physalis Very rare. One stranded Minehead beach 1976.
Compass Jellyfish Chrysaora hysoscella Occasionally stranded
Common Jellyfish Aurelia aurita Common, occasionally abundant
Octopus Jellyfish Rhizostoma octopus Frequent.
Beadlet Anemone Actinia equina Common, rocks and rock-pools
Snakelocks Anemone Anemonia sulcata Fairly common on rocks and rock-pools.
Dahlia Anemone Tealia felina Rocky crevices, local.
An Anemone Sagartia troglodytes Very rare.
Sea Gooseberry Beroe cucumis Uncommon.
Rag Worm Neanthes diversicolor Frequent in sand or mud.
King Rag Worm Neanthes virens Frequent in sand or shallow water.
Lugworm Arenicola marina Locally abundant. Dug up by fishermen for bait.
Honeycomb Worm Sabellaria alveolata Locally common. Large reef off Minehead.
Sand Mason Lanice conchilega Locally common.
Goose Barnacle Lepas anatifera Frequently washed ashore.
Barnacle Verruca stroemia Common on rocks.
A barnacle Chthamalus stellatus Uncommon.
A barnacle Chthamalus montagui Common on rocks.
A barnacle Balanus balanus Frequent on rocks.
A barnacle Balanus crenatus Common on underwater rocks.
A barnacle Balanus perforatus Locally common on rocks.
Acorn barnacle Semibalanus balanoides Syn. Balanus balanoides (L.) Common on rocks on shore.
a barnacle Elimnius modestus Common on rocks on shore. Immigrant sp. from Australasia first recorded at Southampton in 1940s and had reached Bristol Channel at Barry 29.10.47.
A sea slater Cyathura carinata Uncommon, stony beaches.
Gribble Limnoria lignorum Uncommon. Bores into wood.
A sea slater Eurydice affinis Very rare, upper shore.
A sea slater Sphaeroma rugicauda Saltmarshes. Local.
A sea slater Dynamene bidentata Local, amongst seaweeds.
A sea slater Idotea baltica Uncommon, amongst seaweeds.
A sea slater Idotea chelipes Rare, brackish water.
A sea slater Idotea granulosa Uncommon, amongst seaweeds.
A sea slater Idotea linearis Uncommon, amongst rocks.
A sea slater Janira maculosa Frequent under rocks
A sea slater Janira albifrons Frequent under stones
A sea slater Munna minuta Uncommon amongst seaweeds.
Sea slater Ligia oceanica Common on rocks.
A Shrimp Gammarus locusta Rare. Under rocks.
Sandhopper Talitrus saltator Common in decaying seaweeds.
Ghost Shrimp Caprella spp. Common. Also known as Skeleton Shrimps.
Opossum Shrimp Siriella armata Rare in rock pools.
An opossum shrimp Praunus inermis Uncommon. Rock pools.
An opossum shrimp Mesopodopsis slabberi Common in rock pools.
an opossum shrimp Neomysis integer Locally common.
Prawn Palaemon elegans Rare.
Common Prawn Palaemon serratus Fairly common
Ditch Prawn Palaemon varians Locally in brackish water.
A prawn Athanas nitescens Locally frequent
A prawn Alpheus macrocheles Very rare
A prawn Eualus pusiolus Common
Chameleon prawn Hippolyte varians Common
A prawn Thoralus cranchi Common
A prawn Processa edulis Rare
Aesop prawn Pandalus montagui Local
Common Shrimp Crangon crangon Common
Banded Shrimp Philocheras fasciatus Locally common
Lobster Homarus gammarus Fairly common
A crawfish Axius stirhynchus Local
Crawfish Palinurus vulgaris Fairly common
A squat lobster Galathea nexa Uncommon
A squat lobster Galathea squamifera Uncommon
A squat lobster Galathea strigosa Uncommon
Long-clawed Porcelain Crab Porcellana longicornis Locally abundant under stones and in Laminaria holdfasts.
Broad-clawed Porcelain Crab Porcellana platycheles Occasional under stones among mud or gravel.
A hermit crab Eupagurus bernhardus Common in old gastropod shells
A hermit crab Eupagurus cuanensis Infrequent
A hermit crab Anapagurus hyndmanni Fairly common in old shells.
A crab Ebalia tuberosa On gravely shores. Uncommon.
Spiny Spider Crab Maia squinado Uncommon among rocks
A spider crab Eurynome aspera Rare among rocks.
A spider crab Inachus leptochirus Rare among rocks.
Spider Crab Macropodia rostrata Rare among rocks.
A swimming crab Portumnus latipes Fairly common on sandy shores
Common Shore Crab Carcinus maenus Very common on shore.
Velvet Swimming Crab Macropipus puber Fairly common among rocks
Edible Crab Cancer pagurus Small specimens common in rock pools; larger ones occur in deep water.
A crab Xantho pilipes Local
Hairy Crab Pilumnus hirtellus Frequent in rock pools.
Chiton Lepidochitona cinerea Common under stones.
Coat-of-Mail Lepidopleurus asellus Uncommon under stones.
Slit Limpet Emarginula reticulata Common
Keyhole Limpet Diodora apertura Uncommon
Common Limpet Patella vulgata Abundant
Black-footed Limpet Patella depressa Local
China Limpet Patella aspera Uncommon
Blue-rayed Limpet Patella pellucida Locally common
White Tortoise-shell Limpet Acmaea virginea Rare
Painted Top-shell Calliostoma zizyphinum Common
Thick Top-shell Monodonta lineata Very common
Grey Top-shell Gibbula cineraria Common
Purple Top-shell Gibbula umbilicalis Common
Pheasant shell Tricolia pullus Common
A chink shell Lacuna crassior Uncommon in rock pools
A chink shell Lacuna pallidula Uncommon on seaweeds
A chink shell Lacuna parva Frequent in rock pools
Banded Chink Shell Lacuna vincta Uncommon on seaweeds.
Flat Periwinkle Littorina littoralis Common
Edible Winkle Littorina littorea Locally common
Small Winkle Littorina neritoides Locally common
Rough Winkle Littorina saxatilis Very common
A spire shell Cingula semicostata Uncommon
A spire shell Cingula semistriata Common
A spire shell Alvania crassa Uncommon
A spire shell Rissoa parva Locally common
Barleeia unifasciata Barleeia unifasciata Uncommon on seaweeds
Triphora perversa Triphora perversa Rare in lower littoral zone
Tornus subcarinatus Tornus subcarinatus Uncommon
Slipper limpet Crepidula fornicata Occasional
Cowrie Trivia monacha Locally common
A cowrie Trivia arctica Rare in laminaria zone
Dog Whelk Nucella lapillus Very common.
A sting winkle Ocenebra aciculate Rare
Sting Winkle Ocenebra erinacea Common in sand, gravel.
Common Whelk Buccinum undatum Common. Egg cases are frequently washed ashore.
Thick-lipped Dog Whelk Nassarius incrassatus Frequent under stones.
Netted Dog-Whelk Nassarius reticulates Uncommon under stones.
Tall Spire Shell Odostomia lukisi Rare
A spire shell Odostomia plicata Uncommon
Sea Hare Aplysia punctata Common in seaweed N.Devon coast.
Sea Slug Elysia viridis Rare among algae.
Sea Lemon Archidoris pseudoargus Uncommon among rocks in deeper water.
Nut Shell Nucula turgida Fairly common in sand
Common Nut Shell Nucula nucleus Doubtful
Bearded Horse Mussel Modiolus barbatus Rare
Green Crenella Musculus discors Frequent
Common Mussel Mytilus edulis Common on rocks, forming beds
Flat Oyster Ostrea edulis Some remains of old beds
Saddle Oyster Anomia ephippium Locally common
Hunchback Scallop Chlamys distorta Rare. LWM
Variegated Scallop Chlamys varia Uncommon, rocky coasts.
A bivalve Lasaea rubra A minute bivalve which may be found in maritime lichens.
Kellia Kellia suborbicularis Locally common in fine sand under stones
Common Cockle Cerastoderma edule Burrows in sand below LWM
Pullet Venerupis sp. Uncommon. Burrows in sand.
A bivalve Abra tenuis Unconfirmed record, 1972.
Peppery Furrow Scrobicularia plana Fairly common.
Baltic Tellin Macoma balthica Fairly common.
Thin Tellin Tellina tenuis Fairly common.
Pod Razor Ensis siliqua Rare
Wrinkled Rock Borer Hiatella arctica Fairly common.
White Piddock Barnea candida Locally common in clay.
Common Piddock Pholas dactylus Local. Bores into soft rock.
A piddock Sphenia binghami Common
Ship Worm Teredo nivalis Bores into submerged wood.
Common Cuttlefish Sepia officinalis Skeletons frequently found.
Little Cuttle Sepiola atlantica Rare.
Common Squid Loligo forbesi Egg capsules may be found ; adults rarely approach shore.
Common Octopus Octopus vulgaris One stranded Minehead 1986.
Sea-mat Membranipora membranacea On Laminaria fronds at Porlock 29.8.73 - Boyden, et al.
Hairy Sea-mat Electra pilosa Common at First Rocks & Gore Point but rare in Porlock Bay. Found from Porlock - Watchet - Boyden et al. We have slightly extended this range by recording it at Glenthorne.
A sea-mat Electra monostachys Recorded at Porlock Bay in 1941 (Bassendale)
Feather Star Antedon bifida Rare. Rock pools & crevices.
Sun Star Crossaster papposus Uncommon.
A star-fish Henricia oculata Fairly common.
Brittle Star Ophiotrix fragilis Frequent.
A brittle star Ophiocomina nigra Rare
A brittle star Amphipholis squamata Rare
Green Sea Urchin Psammechinus miliaris Uncommon among rocks.
Common Sea Urchin Echinus esculentus Local among rocks & seaweed.
Sea Gherkin Cucumaria saxicola Local among stones.
White Sea Cucumber Cucumaria lacteal Rare on stony bottoms.
A sea squirt Ascidia mentula Very rare in shallow water.
A sea squirt Ascidia conchilega Common in shallow water.
Pyura Pyura tessellata Frequent.

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