Discover the wonderful sea creatures that inhabit the UK seas and shores
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.
An unusual-looking shark, with a flattened body and thick tail that was once sold as “monkfish”.
Nocturnal, they inhabit sandy or muddy areas of sea bed. They completely bury themselves during the daytime, with only their eyes visible.
All around the UK, extremely rare.
Open ocean, Subtidal, Seabed