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.

Gulper shark

Centrophorus granulosus




A long slender, light greyish-brown dogfish with a long snout and large, green eyes. Both dorsal fins have long grooved spines. There are no obvious patterns or markings on adults, juveniles may be lighter and have dusky white tips on the dorsal and caudal (tail) fins.


Can be found from southwest England to South Africa, including the Mediterranean Sea.


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