The Marine Life Information Network

Information on the biology of species and the ecology of habitats found around the coasts and seas of the British Isles


Species list

Browse information on over 850 species.  The species listed are either characteristic of our shores or require conservation.  The 'species list' presents species arranged by easily recognisable major groups, for example, seaweeds, mammals, fish, sea anemones or sponges.  The species information can also be browsed alphabetically (A-Z) or by taxonomy.

Species information is presented in 'summary' and 'review' format.  Summary information includes images, description, distribution, and any important characteristics of the species and habitat, similar to that found in an ID guide. The 'reviews' examine the biology or ecology, sensitivity and importance of a species or habitat.  In all cases, terms are defined online, and a full bibliography is provided together with links to further information. Use of information on these web pages is subject to MarLIN's terms and conditions.

Species List

Brown and yellow-green seaweeds (Chromista) 1

Lichens (Fungi) 1