UK Seas

Discover the wonderful sea creatures that inhabit the UK seas and shores

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UK seas is a guide to the fauna and flora found around UK coasts. While the majority of species are marine, some species are included that are regularly encountered on land by the coast, so you’ll find descriptions of non-marine species such as reptiles, amphibians, insects and plants as well.


Common sunstar

Crossaster papposus

Type

Echinoderms, Starfish

Description

Striking orange or red, with pale stripes and a bulky appearance.

This sunstar usually has 13 arms, but individuals have been found with any number between 8 and 14. Voracious predator.

Location

Only in deeper waters, worth taking up scuba diving to see!

Habitat

Seabed,

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