The rocky seabed, an area constantly covered by the sea, spreads from the intertidal zone to up to 30 m of depth.
Many fishes and marine invertebrates inhabit this area. The best-known representatives in our exhibit are the scorpionfish, the European lobster, the common octopus, the musky octopus, as well as the ornate wrasse, the grouper, the painted comber, the common two-banded sea bream and the sheephead bream.
Octopus vulgaris Cuvier, 1797
It is a species of mollusc with a unique ability of blending in with the environment. ⓘ
Scyliorhinus stellaris (Linnaeus, 1758)
Like several shark species, the nursehound also lays eggs out of which hatches a young nursehound; it is very active, it swims and immediately starts looking for food. ⓘ
Sparus aurata Line, 1758
In addition to being one of the most common cage-culture species, the gilt-head bream is unique because it has a strong and well-developed jaw with multiple rows of teeth, which make it easier for it to crush mollusc shells. ⓘ
Dicentrarchus labrax Line, 1758
The Croatian name for the European bass, “Lubin”, stems from Latin. It comes from the word “Lupus”, meaning wolf, describing it as a carnivorous fish. ⓘ
Sphaerechinus granularis (Lamarck, 1816)
It is a deep-sea species living in depths of up to 120 m and is recognisable for its white-tipped dark purple spines. ⓘ
Diplodus vulgaris Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1817
It is the most numerous fish of the rocky habitats and, just like all fish from the Sparidae family, it changes sex depending on its size. ⓘ