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.


Long-spined Sea scorpion

Taurulus bubalis

Type

Fish

Description

Tough customer with spines, and an amazing array of skin colour variations to suit its habitat.

An ambush predator, with lightning-quick swallowing reflex. Also called “father lasher”.

Location

Common everywhere, larger specimens on lower rocky shores.

Habitat

Rocky shore, Seabed, Rock pools, Middle shore, Lower shore

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