Fauna of the Scotia Sea

The marine life of the Scotia Sea includes about 100 species of fish, several species of whales and seals.

A common fish in the Scotia Sea

Numerous species are mackerel icefish, Notothenia, southern blue whiting, Macrourus, etc. Along the coast, fish such as hake, gilthead bream, goby, smelt, mullet, salmon, Atlantic cod, sebastes, halibut, etc. are very abundant. 

Arthropods and molluscs of the Scotia Sea

The waters are rich in krill, food for fish, whales and seabirds. The banks are rich in crustaceans and molluscs. 

Mammals of the Scotia Sea

Dolphins, sperm whales, walruses, whales and seals can be found here.



Atlantic cod

Atlantic cod

Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) is a marine fish of the cod family. Body length up to 170 cm, weight up ..

Atlantic salmon

Atlantic salmon

     Atlantic salmon, noble salmon (Salmo salar) is a passage fish of the genus noble..

Gobionotothen gibberifrons

Gobionotothen gibberifrons

Latin nameGobionotothen gibberifronsOther namesHumped rockcod, humphead notothenIdentificationThe sp..

Goby (Gobiidae)

Goby (Gobiidae)

The gobies (lat. Gobiidae) are a family of ray-finned fishes in the order Gobiiformes. More than 200..

Hake, Silver

Hake, Silver

Latin name Merluccius bilinearis Other names Atlantic hake, whiting, frostfish; French: merlu arg..

Krill

Krill

     Krill is a commercial name for small marine crustaceans that serve as food for w..

Mullet

Mullet

Latin name Mugil cephalus, Mugil curema Other names Striped mullet, white mullet, flathead g..

Salmon, Atlantic

Salmon, Atlantic

Latin name Salmo salar Other names Sea-run fish, grilse, grilt, fiddler, Kennebec salmon; Danish ..

Salmonidae

Salmonidae

     Salmonidae is a family of fishes of the order Salmoniformes. Passable and freshw..

Smelt

Smelt

Latin name Osmerus eperlanus Other names European Smelt Identification Like salmon and trout, t..

Southern blue whiting

Southern blue whiting

Latin nameMicromesistius australisOther namesMicromesistius australis Norman (1937), Southern blue w..

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