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The animals

All animals and plants in our tanks also live in the salty Skagerrak and Kattegat Seas outside Havets Hus. Some are so colorful you would think that they live far south in tropical waters, such as cuckoo wrasse and the red sea cucumber. Others are unique and very difficult to spot in the wild, as the endangered species lesser spotted dogfish, European eel and thornback ray.

More than 100 fascinating species live at Havets Hus – from murmuring longspined bullheads to Dead man’s finger.

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Species at Havets Hus

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Latin

Ballan wrasse Labrus bergylta
Lemon sole Microstomus kitt
Painted goby Pomatoschistus pictus
Topknot Zeugopterus punctatus
Blind Mud-shrimp Calocaris macandreae
Blue Jellyfish Cyanea lamarckii
Cuckoo wrasse Labrus bimaculatus
Blue mussel Mytilus edulis
Jellyfish Cyanea capillata
Cup coral Caryophyllia smithii
Dead man’s fingers Alcyonium digitatum
Hermit crab Euphagurus bernhardus
Tub gurnard Chelidonichthys lucernus
Greater weever Trachinus draco
Saithe Pollachius virens
Rock cook Centrolabrus exoletus
Sealoch anemone Protantea simplex
Catfish/wolffish Anarhichas lupus
Norway lobster Nephrops norvegicus
Plumose anemone Metridium senile
Sea lamprey Petromyzon marinus
Barnacles percebes Semibalanus balanoides
Conger eel Conger conger
Trout Salmo trutta
Common Cockle Cerastoderma edule
Garfish Belone belone
Common lobster Homarus gammarus
Feather star Antedon bifida
Halibut Hippoglossus hippoglossus
Horse mussel Modiolus modiolus
Rigid cushion star Hippasterias phrygiana
Spiny starfish Marthasterias glacialis
Ocean quahaug Arctica islandica ( = Cyprina islandica)
Sand star Astropecten irregularis
Class bristleworms Polychaeta
Moss animals Bryozoa
Sponges Porifera
Starry skate Raja radiata
Thornback ray/Roker Raja clavata
Grey gurnad Eutrigla gurnardus
Haddock Melanogrammus aeglefinus
Edible crab Cancer pagurus
Red cushion star Porania pulvillus
Burrowing brittlestar Amphiura sp.
American plaice Hippoglossoides platessoides
Common goby Pomatoschistus microps
European pollack Pollachius pollachius
Ling Molva molva
Long-spined urchin Echinus acutus
Atlantic mackerel Scomber scombrus
Risso’s crab Xantho pilipes
Angler Lophius piscatorius
Great spider crab Hyas araneus
Straight-nosed pipefish Nerophis ophidion
Lesser pipefish Syngnathus rostellatus
Striped red mullet Mullus surmuletus
Red whelk Neptunea antiqua
Northern shrimp/Northern longbeak Pandalus borealis
Netted Dogwhelk Hinia nitida
Long-spined sea-scorpion Taurulus bubalis
Native oyster Ostria edulis
Tadpole fish Raniceps raninus
Pelican’s foot shell Aporrhais pespelecani
Picked dogfish Squalus acanthias
Turbot Psetta maxima
Myxine glutinosa
Dragonet Callionymus lyra
Northern sea fan Stenogorgia rosea (=Swiftia rosea)
Deep-sea red crab Geryon trispinosus
Red sea cucumber Parastichopus tremulus
Plaice Pleuronectes platessa
Witch flounder Glyptocephalus cynogglossus
Father lasher Myxocephalus scorpius
Sand shrimp Crangon crangon
Dab Limanda limanda
Sand goby Pomatoschistus minutus
Herring Clupea harengus
Swimming crab Portunus deporator (= Liocarcinus deporator)
Lump sucker Cyclopterus lumpus
Two-spotted goby Gobiusculus flavescens
Sea potato Echinocardium cordatum
Sea pen Pennatula phosphorea
Northern red anemone Taelia felina (= Urticina felina)
Sprat Sprattus sprattus
Flounder Platichthys flesus
Hooknose Agonus cataphactus
Fourbearded rockling Rhinonemus cimbrius
Corkwing wrasse Symphodus melops
Brill Scophthalmus rhombus
Lesser spotted dogfish Scylliorhinus canicula
Ninespine stickleback Pungitius pungitius
Common sunstar Solaster papposus (= Crossaster papposus)
Long-legged spider crab Macropodia rostrata
Keel worm Spirobis spirobis
Goldsinny Ctenolabrus rupestris
Cylinder anemone Cerianthus lloydi
Great scallop Pecten maximus
Large sea fan Funicullina quadrangularis
Threespine stickleback Gasterosteus aculeatus
Shore crab/European green crab Carcinus maenas
Common periwinkle Littorina littorea
Snake pipefish Entelurus aequoreus
Greater pipefish Syngnathus acus
Black brittlestar Ophiocomina nigra
Black goby Gobius niger
Horse mackerell Trachurus trachurus
Sea squirt Ciona intestinalis
Butterfish Pholis gunellus
Common cuttlefish Sepia officinalis
Cod Gadus morhua
Tubeworm Pomatoceros triqueter
Squat lobster Galathea strigosa
Northern stone crab Lithodes maja
Sole Solea solea
Green sea urchin Psammechinus miliaris
Eel pout Zoarces viviparus
Palaemonid shrimp Leander squilla (= Palaemon elegans)
Broad-nosed pipefish Syngnathus typhle
Spinachia spinachia
Common whelk Buccinum undatum
Common starfish Asterias rubens
Whiting Merlangius merlangus
Eel Anguilla anguilla
Lesser octopus/Horned octopus Eledone cirrosa
Edible sea urchin Echinus esculentus
Saucer jelly/ Moon jelly/Common sea jelly Aurelia aurita