Rockpooling Species profiles In the aquarium Album

Native marine identification photos

Fish
European eel
Anguilla anguilla
European Atlantic eel
Sand smelt
Atherina presbyter
Sand smelt (fry)
Triggerfish
Balistes capriscus
Triggerfish (new arrival)
Mullet
Chelon labrosus
Thick-lipped grey mullet
Rockling
Ciliata mustela
Five-bearded rockling
Montagu's blenny
Coryphoblennius galerita
Montagu's blenny
Corkwing wrasse
Crenilabrus melops
Corkwing Wrasse
Giant goby
Gobius cobitis
Giant goby
Rock goby
Gobius paganellus
Rock goby
Two spot goby
Gobiusculus flavescens
Two-spot goby
Goldsinny wrasse
Labrus rupestris
Goldsinny
Clingfish
Lepadogaster purpurea
Cornish clingfish
Dab
Limanda limanda
Dab
Shanny
Lipophrys pholis
Shanny
Worm pipefish
Nerophis lumbriciformis
Worm Pipefish
 Tompot blenny
Parablennius gattorugine
Tompot blenny
 Plaice
Pleuronectes platessa
Plaice
Sand Goby
Pomatoschistus microps
Common goby
 Painted goby
Pomatoschistus minutus
Sand goby
 Painted goby 
Pomatoschistus pictus
Painted goby
 Turbot
Psetta maxima
Turbot
 Dogfish
Scyliorhinus canicula
Lesser spotted dogfish
 Sea scorpion
Taurulus bubalis
Sea scorpion
 
Inverts
Cnidarians
Beadlet anemone
Actinia equina
Beadlet anemone
Beadlet anemone
Actinia equina
Beadlet anemone
Snakelocks anemone
Anemonia viridis
Snakelocks anemone
Gem anemone
Aulactina verrucosa
Gem anemone
Daisy anemone, Cereus pedunculatus
Cereus pedunculatus
Daisy anemones
Dahlia anemone, Urticina eques
Urticina eques
Dahlia anemone
Crustaceans    
Barnacles
Balanus perforatus
Barnacles
Edible crab
Cancer pagurus
Edible crab
Shore crab
Carcinus maenas
Shore crab
Brown shrimp
Crangon crangon
Brown shrimp
Squat lobster
Galathea squamifera
Squat lobster
Spider crab
Hyas araneus
Spider crab
Velvet swimming crab, Necora puber
Necora puber
Velvet swimming crab
Prawn
Palaemon elegans
Prawn
Hermit crab
Pagurus bernhardus
Hermit crab
Pennents swimming crab
Portumnus latipes
Pennants swimming crab
   
Echioderms    
Brittle star
Amphipholis squamata
Brittle starfish
Starfish
Asterina gibbosa
Cushion starfish
Starfish
Marthasterias glacialis
Spiny starfish
Molluscs    
Aeolidiella alderi
Aeolidiella alderi
Photo by Namlot
Seaslug
Aeolidia papillosa
Sea slug
 
Painted topshell
Calliostoma zizyphinum
Painted topshell
Elysia viridis
Elysia viridis
Photo by Namlot
Flat periwinkle
Littorina obtusata
Flat periwinkle
Mussel
Mytilus edulis
Mussel
Limpet
Patella sp
Limpet
 

Annelids

   
Alitta virens
Alitta virens
Photo by Namlot
Ragworm
Nereis diversicolor
Ragworm
 
Tunicates    
Botrylloides schlosseri
Botrylloides schlosseri
Star Ascidian
   
Seaweed

Chaetomorpha mediterranea

Chondrus crispus
Red algae

Corallina elongata
Coraline algae

Corallina officinalis
Coraline algae

Fucus serratus
Toothed wrack

Fucus spiralis
Spiral wrack

Fucus vesiculosus
Bladder wrack

Furcellaria lumbricalis
Thong weed
Himanthalia elongata
Thong weed
Thong weed
Himanthalia elongata
Thong weed

Osmundea pinnatifida
Pepper dulse

Sacchoriza polyschides

Ulva intestinalis
Gut weed

Ulva lactuca
Sea lettuce
 
 

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