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.


Lesser octopus

Eledone cirrhosa

Type

Molluscs

Description

A marbled-orange colour, and just one row of suckers on each arm.

With no “bone”, this very flexible creature can squeeze through the tightest crevices.

Location

All coasts, in shallow waters

Habitat

Rocky shore, Lower shore, Subtidal, Seabed, Rock pools

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