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.


Spiny seahorse

Hippocampus guttulatus

Type

Fish

Description

A cute, unmistakable fish. Yellow to green in colour, with prominent soft spines.

The male seahorse carries eggs and gives birth to live young.

Location

Amongst seagrass, South Coast. Rare.

Habitat

Subtidal

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