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.


Tompot blenny

Parablennius gattorugine

Type

Fish

Description

Appealing fish, with definite “eyebrows” above each eye and an endearing facial expression.

A tompot will inhabit holes and crevices in pier legs, and guard its territory fearlessly.

Location

South and West UK. Best Piers: Swanage, Southend.

Habitat

Rocky shore, Subtidal

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