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.


Viviparous blenny

Zoarces viviparous

Type

Fish

Description

Brown, sometimes yellowish, with variable darker patterns. Eel-like, also called eelpout.

Gives birth to live young. A favourite food of otters.

Location

May be found anywhere in UK, but more common to the north.

Habitat

Lower shore, Subtidal, Rocky shore

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