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.


John dory

Zeus faber

Type

Fish

Description

Face on, John dory looks like a narrow apparition. From the side, however, its craggy features, spiky fins and a big black spot on its side are unmistakable.

Usually appears motionless, but actually really active at chasing prey -manoeuvring sideways and even upside down!

Location

Most abundant on Atlantic coasts.

Habitat

Subtidal

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