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.


Shore clingfish also called Cornish sucker

Lepadogaster lepadogaster

Type

Fish

Description

Appealing fish, with two beautiful blue spots behind each eye.

A sucker on the base of its body helps the fish to cling very tightly to rocks.

Location

South and West UK, amongst boulders on weedy lower shore.

Habitat

Rocky shore

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