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List of British Isles rockpool life

The rockpools of the British Isles are a feature of rocky shores and have a particular life of their own. Conditions within them are different from the open sea, as they are exposed to increased sunlight, as well as predation from land-based animals and accidental damage from tourism. Some, such as those in Wembury Marine Centre, are formally protected.

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AnimalsEdit

FishEdit

 
Echiichthys vipera, the lesser weever

MolluscsEdit

 
Sepia officinalis, the common cuttlefish
Cephalopods
Scaphopods
Gastropods
 
Patella vulgata, the common limpet
Bivalves

ArthropodsEdit

CrustaceansEdit

Tigriopus brevicornis, tidepool copepods in their habitat
 
Carcinus maenas, the shore crab
 
Pagurus bernhardus, the common hermit crab
Barnacles
Copepods
Crabs
Prawns and shrimp
Lobsters and squat lobsters

InsectsEdit

CnidariansEdit

 
Actinia equina, the beadlet anemone
Sea anemones
Jellyfish
Hydrozoa

EchinodermsEdit

 
Asterias rubens, the common starfish
Starfish
Sea urchins

WormsEdit

NemerteaEdit

Wrag worm Blood worm

SpongesEdit

 
Sea-mat

BryozoaEdit

TunicatesEdit

PlantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Barratt, John H.; Yonge, C. M. (1958). Collins Pocket Guide to the Sea Shore. William Collins, Sons.

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