Species in North Sea
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Species Name Family Habitat Length (cm) Trophic Level Status
Acipenser sturio Sturgeon Acipenseridae demersal 3.5 native
Agonus cataphractus Hooknose Agonidae demersal 3.4 native
Alopias vulpinus Thresher Alopiidae pelagic-oceanic 4.5 native
Alosa alosa Allis shad Clupeidae pelagic-neritic 3.0 native
Alosa fallax Twaite shad Clupeidae pelagic-neritic 4.0 native
Amblyraja radiata Starry ray Rajidae demersal 4.2 native
Ammodytes marinus Lesser sand-eel Ammodytidae benthopelagic 2.7 native
Ammodytes tobianus Small sandeel Ammodytidae demersal 3.1 native
Anarhichas lupus Atlantic wolffish Anarhichadidae demersal 3.9 native
Anguilla anguilla European eel Anguillidae demersal 3.5 native
Aphanopus carbo Black scabbardfish Trichiuridae bathypelagic 4.5 native
Aphia minuta Transparent goby Gobiidae pelagic-neritic 3.1 native
Argentina silus Greater argentine Argentinidae bathydemersal 3.3 native
Argentina sphyraena Argentine Argentinidae bathydemersal 3.5 native
Argyropelecus olfersii Sternoptychidae bathypelagic 3.4 native
Argyrosomus regius Meagre Sciaenidae benthopelagic 4.3 native
Arnoglossus laterna Mediterranean scaldfish Bothidae demersal 3.6 native
Artediellus atlanticus Atlantic hookear sculpin Cottidae demersal 3.4 native
Atherina presbyter Sand smelt Atherinidae pelagic-neritic 3.7 native
Belone belone Garfish Belonidae pelagic-oceanic 4.2 native
Beryx decadactylus Alfonsino Berycidae bathydemersal 4.1 native
Boops boops Bogue Sparidae demersal 2.8 native
Brama brama Atlantic pomfret Bramidae pelagic-neritic 4.1 native
Brosme brosme Cusk Lotidae demersal 3.9 native
Buenia jeffreysii Jeffrey's goby Gobiidae demersal 3.6 native
Buglossidium luteum Solenette Soleidae demersal 3.3 native
Callionymus lyra Dragonet Callionymidae demersal 3.3 native
Callionymus maculatus Callionymidae demersal 3.3 native
Callionymus reticulatus Reticulated dragonet Callionymidae demersal 3.3 native
Centrolabrus exoletus Rock cook Labridae reef-associated 3.5 native
Centrophorus squamosus Leafscale gulper shark Centrophoridae bathydemersal 4.5 native
Centroscymnus coelolepis Portuguese dogfish Somniosidae bathydemersal 4.5 native
Centroscymnus crepidater Longnose velvet dogfish Somniosidae bathydemersal 4.2 native
Cetorhinus maximus Basking shark Cetorhinidae pelagic-oceanic 3.2 native
Chelidonichthys cuculus Red gurnard Triglidae demersal 3.8 native
Chelidonichthys lucerna Tub gurnard Triglidae demersal 4.0 native
Chelon auratus Golden grey mullet Mugilidae pelagic-neritic 2.8 native
Chelon labrosus Thicklip grey mullet Mugilidae demersal 2.6 native
Chelon ramada Thinlip grey mullet Mugilidae pelagic-neritic 2.3 native
Chimaera monstrosa Rabbit fish Chimaeridae bathydemersal 3.8 native
Chirolophis ascanii Yarrell's blenny Stichaeidae benthopelagic 3.2 native
Ciliata mustela Fivebeard rockling Lotidae demersal 3.5 native
Ciliata septentrionalis Northern rockling Lotidae demersal 3.5 native
Clupea harengus Atlantic herring Clupeidae benthopelagic 3.4 native
Conger conger European conger Congridae demersal 4.3 native
Coris julis Mediterranean rainbow wrasse Labridae reef-associated 3.4 native
Coryphaenoides rupestris Roundnose grenadier Macrouridae bathypelagic 3.5 native
Crystallogobius linearis Crystal goby Gobiidae demersal 3.4 native
Ctenolabrus rupestris Goldsinny-wrasse Labridae reef-associated 3.6 native
Cyclopterus lumpus Lumpfish Cyclopteridae benthopelagic 3.8 native
Dalatias licha Kitefin shark Dalatiidae bathydemersal 4.2 native
Dasyatis pastinaca Common stingray Dasyatidae demersal 4.1 native
Deania calcea Birdbeak dogfish Centrophoridae bathydemersal 4.3 native
Dicentrarchus labrax European seabass Moronidae demersal 3.5 native
Dipturus batis Blue skate Rajidae demersal 3.5 native
Dipturus oxyrinchus Longnosed skate Rajidae bathydemersal 3.5 native
Echiichthys vipera Lesser weever Trachinidae demersal 4.4 native
Echinorhinus brucus Bramble shark Echinorhinidae bathydemersal 4.4 native
Echiodon drummondii Carapidae bathydemersal 4.0 native
Enchelyopus cimbrius Fourbeard rockling Lotidae demersal 3.6 native
Engraulis encrasicolus European anchovy Engraulidae pelagic-neritic 3.1 native
Entelurus aequoreus Snake pipefish Syngnathidae demersal 3.5 native
Etmopterus princeps Great lanternshark Etmopteridae bathydemersal 4.2 native
Etmopterus spinax Velvet belly Etmopteridae bathydemersal 4.1 native
Euthynnus alletteratus Little tunny Scombridae reef-associated 4.3 native
Eutrigla gurnardus Grey gurnard Triglidae demersal 3.9 native
Gadiculus thori Gadidae pelagic-oceanic 3.5 native
Gadus morhua Atlantic cod Gadidae benthopelagic 4.1 native
Gaidropsarus mediterraneus Shore rockling Lotidae demersal 3.5 native
Gaidropsarus vulgaris Three-bearded rockling Lotidae demersal 3.5 native
Galeorhinus galeus Tope shark Triakidae benthopelagic 4.3 native
Galeus melastomus Blackmouth catshark Scyliorhinidae demersal 4.2 native
Gasterosteus aculeatus Three-spined stickleback Gasterosteidae benthopelagic 3.3 native
Glyptocephalus cynoglossus Witch flounder Pleuronectidae demersal 3.2 native
Gobius niger Black goby Gobiidae demersal 3.3 native
Gobiusculus flavescens Two-spotted goby Gobiidae reef-associated 3.2 native
Gymnammodytes semisquamatus Smooth sandeel Ammodytidae demersal 2.7 native
Helicolenus dactylopterus Blackbelly rosefish Sebastidae bathydemersal 4.0 native
Hexanchus griseus Bluntnose sixgill shark Hexanchidae bathydemersal 4.5 native
Hippocampus hippocampus Short snouted seahorse Syngnathidae demersal 3.2 native
Hippoglossoides platessoides American plaice Pleuronectidae demersal 3.7 native
Hippoglossus hippoglossus Atlantic halibut Pleuronectidae demersal 4.0 native
Hyperoplus immaculatus Greater sand-eel Ammodytidae demersal 4.4 native
Hyperoplus lanceolatus Great sandeel Ammodytidae demersal 4.0 native
Katsuwonus pelamis Skipjack tuna Scombridae pelagic-oceanic 4.4 native
Labrus bergylta Ballan wrasse Labridae reef-associated 4.0 native
Labrus mixtus Cuckoo wrasse Labridae reef-associated 3.9 native
Lamna nasus Porbeagle Lamnidae pelagic-oceanic 4.5 native
Lampetra fluviatilis River lamprey Petromyzontidae demersal 4.5 native
Lampris guttatus Opah Lampridae bathypelagic 4.2 native
Lepidorhombus whiffiagonis Megrim Scophthalmidae bathydemersal 4.3 native
Leptoclinus maculatus Daubed shanny Stichaeidae demersal 3.3 native
Lesueurigobius friesii Fries's goby Gobiidae demersal 3.4 native
Leuciscus aspius Asp Cyprinidae benthopelagic 4.5 native
Leucoraja circularis Sandy ray Rajidae demersal 3.5 native
Leucoraja fullonica Shagreen ray Rajidae bathydemersal 3.5 native
Leucoraja naevus Cuckoo ray Rajidae demersal 4.2 native
Limanda limanda Common dab Pleuronectidae demersal 3.4 native
Liparis liparis Striped seasnail Liparidae demersal 3.6 native
Liparis montagui Montagus seasnail Liparidae demersal 3.5 native
Lipophrys pholis Shanny Blenniidae demersal 3.1 native
Lophius budegassa Blackbellied angler Lophiidae bathydemersal 4.4 native
Lophius piscatorius Angler Lophiidae bathydemersal 4.4 native
Lumpenus lampretaeformis Snakeblenny Stichaeidae demersal 3.6 native
Lycodes vahlii Vahl's eelpout Zoarcidae bathydemersal 3.4 questionable
Macroramphosus scolopax Longspine snipefish Centriscidae demersal 3.5 native
Maurolicus muelleri Silvery lightfish Sternoptychidae bathypelagic 3.0 native
Melanogrammus aeglefinus Haddock Gadidae demersal 4.0 native
Merlangius merlangus Whiting Gadidae benthopelagic 4.4 native
Merluccius merluccius European hake Merlucciidae demersal 4.5 native
Micrenophrys lilljeborgii Norway bullhead Cottidae demersal 3.8 native
Microchirus variegatus Thickback sole Soleidae demersal 3.3 native
Micromesistius poutassou Blue whiting Gadidae bathypelagic 4.1 native
Microstomus kitt Lemon sole Pleuronectidae demersal 3.2 native
Mola mola Ocean sunfish Molidae pelagic-oceanic 3.7 native
Molva dypterygia Blue ling Lotidae demersal 4.5 native
Molva molva Ling Lotidae demersal 4.4 native
Mullus barbatus barbatus Red mullet Mullidae demersal 3.1 native
Mullus surmuletus Surmullet Mullidae demersal 3.5 native
Mustelus asterias Starry smooth-hound Triakidae demersal 3.6 native
Mustelus mustelus Smooth-hound Triakidae demersal 3.8 native
Myctophum punctatum Spotted lanternfish Myctophidae bathypelagic 3.4 native
Myliobatis aquila Common eagle ray Myliobatidae benthopelagic 3.6 native
Myoxocephalus scorpius Shorthorn sculpin Cottidae demersal 3.7 native
Myxine glutinosa Atlantic hagfish Myxinidae demersal 3.4 native
Nemichthys scolopaceus Slender snipe eel Nemichthyidae bathypelagic 3.4 native
Nerophis lumbriciformis Worm pipefish Syngnathidae demersal 4.0 native
Nerophis ophidion Straightnose pipefish Syngnathidae demersal 4.0 native
Orcynopsis unicolor Plain bonito Scombridae pelagic-neritic 4.5 native
Osmerus eperlanus European smelt Osmeridae pelagic-neritic 3.5 native
Pagellus acarne Axillary seabream Sparidae benthopelagic 3.5 native
Pagellus bogaraveo Blackspot seabream Sparidae benthopelagic 4.2 native
Pagellus erythrinus Common pandora Sparidae benthopelagic 3.5 native
Paralepis coregonoides Sharpchin barracudina Paralepididae bathypelagic 4.1 native
Pegusa lascaris Sand sole Soleidae demersal 3.3 native
Petromyzon marinus Sea lamprey Petromyzontidae demersal 4.4 native
Pholis gunnellus Rock gunnel Pholidae demersal 3.5 native
Phrynorhombus norvegicus Norwegian topknot Scophthalmidae benthopelagic 4.0 native
Phycis blennoides Greater forkbeard Phycidae benthopelagic 3.7 native
Platichthys flesus European flounder Pleuronectidae demersal 3.3 native
Pleuronectes platessa European plaice Pleuronectidae demersal 3.2 native
Pollachius pollachius Pollack Gadidae benthopelagic 4.3 native
Pollachius virens Saithe Gadidae demersal 4.3 native
Pomatoschistus lozanoi Lozano's goby Gobiidae demersal 3.1 native
Pomatoschistus microps Common goby Gobiidae demersal 3.3 native
Pomatoschistus minutus Sand goby Gobiidae demersal 3.4 native
Pomatoschistus pictus Painted goby Gobiidae demersal 3.1 native
Prionace glauca Blue shark Carcharhinidae pelagic-oceanic 4.3 native
Pteroplatytrygon violacea Pelagic stingray Dasyatidae pelagic-oceanic 4.4 native
Pungitius pungitius Ninespine stickleback Gasterosteidae benthopelagic 3.3 native
Raja clavata Thornback ray Rajidae demersal 3.8 native
Raja montagui Spotted ray Rajidae demersal 3.9 native
Raniceps raninus Tadpole fish Gadidae demersal 3.8 native
Remora remora Shark sucker Echeneidae reef-associated 3.5 native
Salmo salar Atlantic salmon Salmonidae benthopelagic 4.5 native
Salmo trutta Sea trout Salmonidae pelagic-neritic 3.4 native
Salvelinus alpinus Arctic char Salmonidae benthopelagic 4.4 native
Sarda sarda Atlantic bonito Scombridae pelagic-neritic 4.2 native
Sardina pilchardus European pilchard Clupeidae pelagic-neritic 3.1 native
Scomber scombrus Atlantic mackerel Scombridae pelagic-neritic 3.6 native
Scomberesox saurus Atlantic saury Scomberesocidae pelagic-oceanic 3.8 native
Scophthalmus maximus Turbot Scophthalmidae demersal 4.4 native
Scophthalmus rhombus Brill Scophthalmidae demersal 4.4 native
Scyliorhinus canicula Lesser spotted dogfish Scyliorhinidae demersal 3.8 native
Scyliorhinus stellaris Nursehound Scyliorhinidae reef-associated 4.0 native
Sebastes norvegicus Golden redfish Sebastidae pelagic-oceanic 4.0 native
Sebastes viviparus Norway redfish Sebastidae demersal 4.0 native
Solea solea Common sole Soleidae demersal 3.2 native
Sparus aurata Gilthead seabream Sparidae demersal 3.7 native
Spinachia spinachia Sea stickleback Gasterosteidae benthopelagic 3.5 native
Spondyliosoma cantharus Black seabream Sparidae benthopelagic 3.3 native
Sprattus sprattus European sprat Clupeidae pelagic-neritic 3.0 native
Squalus acanthias Picked dogfish Squalidae benthopelagic 4.4 native
Squatina squatina Angelshark Squatinidae demersal 4.1 native
Symphodus melops Corkwing wrasse Labridae reef-associated 3.4 native
Syngnathus acus Greater pipefish Syngnathidae demersal 3.3 native
Syngnathus rostellatus Nilsson's pipefish Syngnathidae demersal 3.7 native
Syngnathus typhle Broadnosed pipefish Syngnathidae demersal 4.3 native
Taurulus bubalis Longspined bullhead Cottidae demersal 3.6 native
Tetronarce nobiliana Electric ray Torpedinidae benthopelagic 4.5 native
Thorogobius ephippiatus Leopard-spotted goby Gobiidae demersal 3.0 native
Thunnus thynnus Atlantic bluefin tuna Scombridae pelagic-oceanic 4.4 native
Torpedo marmorata Marbled electric ray Torpedinidae reef-associated 4.6 native
Trachinotus ovatus Pompano Carangidae pelagic-neritic 3.7 native
Trachinus draco Greater weever Trachinidae demersal 4.2 native
Trachipterus arcticus Dealfish Trachipteridae bathypelagic 4.5 native
Trachurus trachurus Atlantic horse mackerel Carangidae pelagic-neritic 3.7 native
Triglops murrayi Moustache sculpin Cottidae demersal 3.5 native
Trisopterus esmarkii Norway pout Gadidae benthopelagic 3.7 native
Trisopterus luscus Pouting Gadidae benthopelagic 3.7 native
Trisopterus minutus Poor cod Gadidae benthopelagic 3.7 native
Xiphias gladius Swordfish Xiphiidae pelagic-oceanic 4.5 native
Zeugopterus punctatus Topknot Scophthalmidae demersal 4.0 native
Zeus faber John dory Zeidae benthopelagic 4.5 native
Zoarces viviparus Eelpout Zoarcidae demersal 3.5 native
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