Biodiversity & Conservation

Sea squirts, fish, reptiles, birds and mammals (Chordata)

Lancelets (Leptocardii)

Lancelet
Branchiostoma lanceolatum

Branchiostoma lanceolatum

Sea squirts (Ascidiacea)

A colonial sea squirt
Botrylloides leachii

Botrylloides leachii

A colonial sea squirt
Botrylloides violaceus

Botrylloides violaceus

Star ascidian
Botryllus schlosseri

Botryllus schlosseri

Baked bean ascidian
Dendrodoa grossularia

Dendrodoa grossularia

Lesser gooseberry sea squirt
Distomus variolosus

Distomus variolosus

Sea grapes
Molgula manhattensis

Molgula manhattensis

Orange sea grapes
Stolonica socialis

Stolonica socialis

A sea squirt
Styela clava

Styela clava

A sea squirt
Styela gelatinosa

Styela gelatinosa

A sea squirt
Pyura microcosmus

Pyura microcosmus

A sea squirt
Ascidia conchilega

Ascidia conchilega

A sea squirt
Ascidia mentula

Ascidia mentula

A sea squirt
Ascidiella aspersa

Ascidiella aspersa

A sea squirt
Ascidiella scabra

Ascidiella scabra

A sea squirt
Ciona intestinalis

Ciona intestinalis

Light bulb sea squirt
Clavelina lepadiformis

Clavelina lepadiformis

Football sea squirt
Diazona violacea

Diazona violacea

A sea squirt
Diplosoma listerianum

Diplosoma listerianum

A colonial sea squirt
Morchellium argus

Morchellium argus

A sea squirt
Perophora japonica

Perophora japonica

A sea squirt
Corella eumyota

Corella eumyota

Lampreys (Cephalaspidomorphi)

European river lamprey
Lampetra fluviatilis

Lampetra fluviatilis

Sea lamprey
Petromyzon marinus

Petromyzon marinus

Hag fish (Myxini)

Hagfish
Myxine glutinosa

Myxine glutinosa

Sharks, rays and skates (Elasmobranchii)

Gulper shark
Centrophorus granulosus

Centrophorus granulosus

Leafscraper shark
Centrophorus squamosus

Centrophorus squamosus

Portuguese dogfish
Centroscymnus coelolepis

Centroscymnus coelolepis

Kitefin shark
Dalatias licha

Dalatias licha

Common Skate
Dipturus batis

Dipturus batis

Tope shark
Galeorhinus galeus

Galeorhinus galeus

Shortfin mako
Isurus oxyrinchus

Isurus oxyrinchus

Porbeagle shark
Lamna nasus

Lamna nasus

Sandy ray
Leucoraja circularis

Leucoraja circularis

Blue shark
Prionace glauca

Prionace glauca

Thornback ray
Raja clavata

Raja clavata

Small-eyed ray
Raja microocellata

Raja microocellata

Undulate ray
Raja undulata

Raja undulata

White or bottlenosed skate
Rostroraja alba

Rostroraja alba

Small-spotted catshark
Scyliorhinus canicula

Scyliorhinus canicula

Nurse hound
Scyliorhinus stellaris

Scyliorhinus stellaris

Spiny dogfish
Squalus acanthias

Squalus acanthias

Angel Shark
Squatina squatina

Squatina squatina

Marbled electric ray
Torpedo (Torpedo) marmorata

Torpedo (Torpedo) marmorata

Electric ray
Torpedo (Tetronarce) nobiliana

Torpedo (Tetronarce) nobiliana

Ray-finned fish, e.g. sturgeon, eels, fin fish, gobies, blennies, and seahorses (Actinopterygii)

Atlantic sturgeon
Acipenser sturio

Acipenser sturio

Pogge
Agonus cataphractus

Agonus cataphractus

Allis shad
Alosa alosa

Alosa alosa

Twaite shad
Alosa fallax

Alosa fallax

Raitt's sand eel
Ammodytes marinus

Ammodytes marinus

Lesser sand eel
Ammodytes tobianus

Ammodytes tobianus

Wolf fish or Catfish
Anarhichas lupus

Anarhichas lupus

Common eel
Anguilla anguilla

Anguilla anguilla

Black scabbardfish
Aphanopus carbo

Aphanopus carbo

Small-headed clingfish
Apletodon dentatus

Apletodon dentatus

Greater argentine
Argentina silus

Argentina silus

Scaldfish
Arnoglossus laterna

Arnoglossus laterna

Red gurnard
Aspitrigla cuculus

Aspitrigla cuculus

Trigger fish
Balistes capriscus

Balistes capriscus

Deepwater sole
Bathysolea profundicola

Bathysolea profundicola

Garfish
Belone belone

Belone belone

Butterfly blenny
Blennius ocellaris

Blennius ocellaris

Tusk fish
Brosme brosme

Brosme brosme

Solenette
Buglossidium luteum

Buglossidium luteum

Common dragonet
Callionymus lyra

Callionymus lyra

Boar fish
Capros aper

Capros aper

Rock cook
Centrolabrus exoletus

Centrolabrus exoletus

Red bandfish
Cepola rubescens

Cepola rubescens

Streaked gurnard
Trigloporus lastoviza

Trigloporus lastoviza

Grey thick-lipped mullet
Chelon labrosus

Chelon labrosus

Yarrell's blenny
Chirolophis ascanii

Chirolophis ascanii

Five-bearded rockling
Ciliata mustela

Ciliata mustela

Atlantic herring
Clupea harengus

Clupea harengus

Conger eel
Conger conger

Conger conger

Common whitefish
Coregonus lavaretus

Coregonus lavaretus

Roundnose grenadier
Coryphaenoides rupestris

Coryphaenoides rupestris

Montagu's blenny
Coryphoblennius galerita

Coryphoblennius galerita

Corkwing wrasse
Crenilabrus melops

Crenilabrus melops

Goldsinny
Ctenolabrus rupestris

Ctenolabrus rupestris

Lumpsucker
Cyclopterus lumpus

Cyclopterus lumpus

Bass
Dicentrarchus labrax

Dicentrarchus labrax

Two-spotted clingfish
Diplecogaster bimaculata

Diplecogaster bimaculata

Lesser weever fish
Echiichthys vipera

Echiichthys vipera

Grey gurnard
Eutrigla gurnardus

Eutrigla gurnardus

Shore rockling
Gaidropsarus mediterraneus

Gaidropsarus mediterraneus

Three-spined stickleback
Gasterosteus aculeatus

Gasterosteus aculeatus

Giant goby
Gobius cobitis

Gobius cobitis

Couch's goby
Gobius couchi

Gobius couchi

Steven's goby
Gobius gasteveni

Gobius gasteveni

Black goby
Gobius niger

Gobius niger

Rock goby
Gobius paganellus

Gobius paganellus

Two spotted goby
Gobiusculus flavescens

Gobiusculus flavescens

Atlantic halibut
Hippoglossus hippoglossus

Hippoglossus hippoglossus

Orange roughy
Hoplostethus atlanticus

Hoplostethus atlanticus

Greater sand eel
Hyperoplus lanceolatus

Hyperoplus lanceolatus

Ballan wrasse
Labrus bergylta

Labrus bergylta

Cuckoo wrasse
Labrus mixtus

Labrus mixtus

Connemara clingfish
Lepadogaster candollei

Lepadogaster candollei

Shore clingfish
Lepadogaster lepadogaster

Lepadogaster lepadogaster

Dab
Limanda limanda

Limanda limanda

Sea snail
Liparis liparis

Liparis liparis

Shanny
Lipophrys pholis

Lipophrys pholis

Angler fish
Lophius piscatorius

Lophius piscatorius

Greater eelpout
Lycodes esmarkii

Lycodes esmarkii

Roughhead grenadier
Macrourus berglax

Macrourus berglax

Haddock
Melanogrammus aeglefinus

Melanogrammus aeglefinus

Whiting
Merlangius merlangus

Merlangius merlangus

European Hake
Merluccius merluccius

Merluccius merluccius

Blue whiting
Micromesistius poutassou

Micromesistius poutassou

Lemon sole
Microstomus kitt

Microstomus kitt

Sunfish
Mola mola

Mola mola

Blue ling
Molva dypterygia

Molva dypterygia

Ling
Molva molva

Molva molva

Striped red mullet
Mullus surmuletus

Mullus surmuletus

Bull rout
Myoxocephalus scorpius

Myoxocephalus scorpius

Slender snipe eel
Nemichthys scolopaceus

Nemichthys scolopaceus

Snubnosed spiny eel
Notacanthus chemnitzii

Notacanthus chemnitzii

European smelt
Osmerus eperlanus

Osmerus eperlanus

Tompot blenny
Parablennius gattorugine

Parablennius gattorugine

Sand sole
Pegusa lascaris

Pegusa lascaris

Butterfish
Pholis gunnellus

Pholis gunnellus

Norwegian topknot
Phrynorhombus norvegicus

Phrynorhombus norvegicus

Flounder
Platichthys flesus

Platichthys flesus

Plaice
Pleuronectes platessa

Pleuronectes platessa

Pollack
Pollachius pollachius

Pollachius pollachius

Wreckfish or stone bass
Polyprion americanus

Polyprion americanus

Common goby
Pomatoschistus microps

Pomatoschistus microps

Sand goby
Pomatoschistus minutus

Pomatoschistus minutus

Painted goby
Pomatoschistus pictus

Pomatoschistus pictus

Turbot
Psetta maxima

Psetta maxima

Greenland halibut
Reinhardtius hippoglossoides

Reinhardtius hippoglossoides

Atlantic salmon
Salmo salar

Salmo salar

Atlantic mackerel
Scomber scombrus

Scomber scombrus

Black scorpionfish
Scorpaena porcus

Scorpaena porcus

Sole
Solea solea

Solea solea

Fifteen-spined stickleback
Spinachia spinachia

Spinachia spinachia

Black sea bream
Spondyliosoma cantharus

Spondyliosoma cantharus

Sprat
Sprattus sprattus

Sprattus sprattus

Long-spined sea scorpion
Taurulus bubalis

Taurulus bubalis

Leopard-spotted goby
Thorogobius ephippiatus

Thorogobius ephippiatus

Northern bluefin tuna
Thunnus thynnus

Thunnus thynnus

Horse mackerel (or scad)
Trachurus trachurus

Trachurus trachurus

Black faced blenny
Tripterygion delaisi

Tripterygion delaisi

Norway pout
Trisopterus esmarkii

Trisopterus esmarkii

Bib or Pouting
Trisopterus luscus

Trisopterus luscus

Poor cod
Trisopterus minutus

Trisopterus minutus

Topknot
Zeugopterus punctatus

Zeugopterus punctatus

John dory
Zeus faber

Zeus faber

Viviparous eelpout
Zoarces viviparus

Zoarces viviparus

Shortfin spiny eel
Notacanthus bonaparte

Notacanthus bonaparte

Long snouted seahorse
Hippocampus guttulatus

Hippocampus guttulatus

Short snouted seahorse
Hippocampus hippocampus

Hippocampus hippocampus

Worm pipefish
Nerophis lumbriciformis

Nerophis lumbriciformis

Straight-nosed pipefish
Nerophis ophidion

Nerophis ophidion

Ocean perch
Sebastes marinus

Sebastes marinus

Norway haddock
Sebastes viviparus

Sebastes viviparus

Great pipefish
Syngnathus acus

Syngnathus acus

Reptiles, e.g. turtles and crocodiles (Reptilia)

Loggerhead turtle
Caretta caretta

Caretta caretta

Green Turtle
Chelonia mydas

Chelonia mydas

Leatherback turtle
Dermochelys coriacea

Dermochelys coriacea

Hawksbill turtle
Eretmochelys imbricata

Eretmochelys imbricata

Kemp's Ridley turtle
Lepidochelys kempii

Lepidochelys kempii

Birds (Aves)

Razorbill
Alca torda

Alca torda

Common guillemot
Uria aalge

Uria aalge

Red-throated diver
Gavia stellata

Gavia stellata

Herring gull
Larus argentatus

Larus argentatus

Great black-backed gull
Larus marinus

Larus marinus

Common scoter
Melanitta nigra

Melanitta nigra

European shag
Phalacrocorax aristotelis

Phalacrocorax aristotelis

Manx shearwater
Puffinus puffinus

Puffinus puffinus

Black-legged kittiwake
Rissa tridactyla

Rissa tridactyla

Sandwich tern
Sterna sandvicensis

Sterna sandvicensis

Seals, walrus, dolphin and whales (Mammalia)

Minke whale
Balaenoptera acutorostrata

Balaenoptera acutorostrata

Sei whale
Balaenoptera borealis

Balaenoptera borealis

Blue whale
Balaenoptera musculus

Balaenoptera musculus

Fin whale
Balaenoptera physalus

Balaenoptera physalus

Short-beaked common dolphin
Delphinus delphis

Delphinus delphis

Bearded seal
Erignathus barbatus

Erignathus barbatus

Northern right whale
Eubalaena glacialis

Eubalaena glacialis

Long-finned pilot whale
Globicephala melas

Globicephala melas

Risso's dolphin
Grampus griseus

Grampus griseus

Grey seal
Halichoerus grypus

Halichoerus grypus

Northern bottlenose whale
Hyperoodon ampullatus

Hyperoodon ampullatus

Pygmy sperm whale
Kogia breviceps

Kogia breviceps

Atlantic white-sided dolphin
Lagenorhynchus acutus

Lagenorhynchus acutus

White-beaked dolphin
Lagenorhynchus albirostris

Lagenorhynchus albirostris

Humpback whale
Megaptera novaeangliae

Megaptera novaeangliae

Sowerby's beaked whale
Mesoplodon bidens

Mesoplodon bidens

Gervais' beaked whale
Mesoplodon europaeus

Mesoplodon europaeus

True's beaked whale
Mesoplodon mirus

Mesoplodon mirus

Walrus
Odobenus rosmarus

Odobenus rosmarus

Killer whale
Orcinus orca

Orcinus orca

Harp seal
Phoca groenlandica

Phoca groenlandica

Ringed seal
Phoca hispida

Phoca hispida

Common or Harbour seal
Phoca vitulina

Phoca vitulina

Harbour porpoise
Phocoena phocoena

Phocoena phocoena

Sperm whale
Physeter macrocephalus

Physeter macrocephalus

False killer whale
Pseudorca crassidens

Pseudorca crassidens

Striped dolphin
Stenella coeruleoalba

Stenella coeruleoalba

Bottle-nosed dolphin
Tursiops truncatus

Tursiops truncatus

Cuvier's beaked whale
Ziphius cavirostris

Ziphius cavirostris