The fauna of the Celtic Sea

The waters of the Atlantic Ocean, of which the Celtic Sea is a part, are rich in plankton. It is the main food for most fish species.

A common fish of the Celtic Sea

The Celtic Sea is rich in fish. Its waters are home to a variety of fish species, including sea trout, salmon, cod, micromesistius, Atlantic horse mackerel, pentaceros richardsoni and many others. Fishing for cod, horse mackerel, hake, shrimp, squid and micromesistius plays an important role in the industrial component of the surrounding communities.

Mammals of the Celtic Sea

Marine mammals such as dolphins and seals are common off the Celtic Sea coast. Four species of cetaceans are commonly seen in the area: Minke whale, Bottlenose dolphin, short-billed common dolphin and Harbour porpoise.

The Dangerous Inhabitants of the Celtic Sea

The Celtic Sea is home to batoidea and demersal sharks. 



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 horse mackerel

Atlantic horse mackerel

Latin nameTrachurus trachurusOther namesEuropean horse mackerel, common scad.IdentificationIt has a ..

Atlantic salmon

Atlantic salmon

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

Cod, Atlantic

Cod, Atlantic

Latin name Gadus morhua Other names Cod, codfish, codling, scrod; French: morue de l’Atlantique; ..

Common bottlenose dolphin

Common bottlenose dolphin

Latin nameTursiops truncatusOther namesAtlantic bottlenose dolphinIdentificationThe moderately devel..

Dolphin, Common

Dolphin, Common

Latin name Coryphaena hippurus Other names Dolphinfish, common dolphinfish, mahimahi, mahi mahi, ..

Hake, Silver

Hake, Silver

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

Mackerel, Atlantic

Mackerel, Atlantic

Latin name Scomber scombrus Other names Mackerel, common mackerel, Boston mackerel; Arabic: scomb..

Pelagic armourhead

Pelagic armourhead

Latin namePentaceros richardsoniOther namesRichardson's boarfish, southern boarfishIdentificationBod..

Salmon, Atlantic

Salmon, Atlantic

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

Seatrout, Sand

Seatrout, Sand

Latin name Cynoscion arenarius Other names White trout, sand weakfish, white weakfish. Identific..

Seatrout, Silver

Seatrout, Silver

Latin name Cynoscion nothus Other names Silver trout, silver weakfish. Identification The color..

Seatrout, Spotted

Seatrout, Spotted

Latin name Cynoscion nebulosus Other names Trout, speckled trout, speck, spotted weakfish, spotte..

Shrimp

Shrimp

     Shrimp (Caridea) - suborder Decapoda. The abdomen is muscular, longer than the t..

Squid

Squid

     Squid (Teuthida) is a subdivision of the class Cephalopoda. The body is elongate..

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