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.


Butterfish

Pholis gunnellus

Type

Fish

Description

Eel-like, yellow-brown with black spots on its back. It has a doleful facial expression.

Named because of its very slippery nature!

Location

A real character found on all coasts.

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