Fauna of the Tyrrhenian Sea
The biodiversity of the Tyrrhenian Sea is similar to that of the Mediterranean. Due to the climatic conditions, phytoplankton and zooplankton are scarce. However, these habitats are rich in biodiversity, ranging from fish and sea turtles to various species of algae and corals.
Common fish of the Tyrrhenian Sea
The serranidae, flying fish, swordfish, engraulis and tuna, goatfish, weever, wrasse, and eel and sardine inhabit the area.
Interesting representatives of the Tyrrhenian Sea
One of the most interesting species in this area is Callinectes sapidus. This crab is quite aggressive compared to other species.
Dangerous to humans Inhabitants of the Tyrrhenian Sea
The Hermodice carunculata and the moray eel, which inhabit the waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea, are interesting creatures but dangerous to humans.
Which sharks live in the Tyrrhenian Sea?
The Tyrrhenian Sea is home to basking sharks, which are considered the largest fish in the Mediterranean Sea. Squalidae can also be found here.
Endangered species in the Tyrrhenian Sea
Some species in the Tyrrhenian Sea are endangered, such as the common bottlenose dolphin and the Mediterranean monk seal. The Pelagos Protected Area and Reserves have been created to protect these species.