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.


Smooth snake

Coronella austriaca

Type

Reptiles

Description

A slender, mottled grey/brown snake. The top of the head is darker than the rest of the body.

The young are born live from the mother, in late summer.

Location

Heaths and woods, especially near the Dorset coast.

Habitat

Onland

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