The narrow intertidal Adriatic area has a relatively small tide amplitude (up to 1 m) and small oscillations in temperature and salinity.
In our exhibit, you can discover some of the typical species that were able to adapt to these extreme environments.
Salaria pavo (Risso, 1810)
The male develops a fleshy bump on the top of his head, which turns yellow during the mating season. ⓘ
Gobius cobitis Pallas, 1814
The colour of its body varies depending on the giant goby’s surroundings. ⓘ
Actinia equina (Linnaeus, 1758)
The beadlet anemone is one of the most common species on the rocky shores of the Adriatic Sea. ⓘ
Dardanus calidus(Risso, 1827)
European spider crabs search for empty shells to use as a protective cover, carefully choosing their size according to their own growth. ⓘ