List of British Isles rockpool life

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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.

Animals[edit]

Fish[edit]

Echiichthys vipera, the lesser weever

Molluscs[edit]

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

Arthropods[edit]

Crustaceans[edit]

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

Insects[edit]

Cnidarians[edit]

Actinia equina, the beadlet anemone
Sea anemones
Jellyfish
Hydrozoa

Echinoderms[edit]

Asterias rubens, the common starfish
Starfish
Sea urchins

Worms[edit]

Nemertea[edit]

Wrag worm Blood worm

Sponges[edit]

Sea-mat

Bryozoa[edit]

Tunicates[edit]

Plants[edit]

Algae[edit]

Lichens[edit]

References[edit]

Related[edit]

Collections Botaniques de l'Université de Bourgogne

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