African migrant Hot
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The African migrant, African emigrant, or common vagrant (Catopsilia florella) is a butterfly of the Pieridae family and can be found on Fuerteventura
Aloe Vera Hot
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Approximately 300 species of Aloe Vera plants can be found, however, very few of these are beneficial to humans. Of the minority that contain healing properties, Aloe Vera Barbadensis Miller is the highest quality. In fact, it is widely recommended to use Aloe Vera products that come from the Barbadensis plant. The word Aloe derives from the Arabic ‘Alloeh,’ and this translates as ‘shining bitter substance.’ Vera means true in Latin, and it is for...
Atlantic Lizard Hot
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The Atlantic Lizard (Gallotia Atlantica) is very common on Fuerteventura, where it can often be seen on rocks and walls. They can run very fast and can reach a size of around 25 centimetres in length.
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The Barbary squirrel was introduced to the island of Fuerteventura in 1965. The squirrel burrows in bushy rocky areas and grassland. They are colonial animals and live in family groups. They come out to feed early mornings and evenings. The Barbary squirrel can give birth to a litter of up to four twice a year. The Barbary squirrels are often very tame, especially in the main tourist areas and will often feed from your hand.
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The Barracuda (Sphyraena Viridensis) is the most common of the larger predators on the coast of Fuerteventura. Barracuda are snake-like in appearance, with prominent, sharp-edged, fang-like teeth, much like piranhas, all of different sizes, set in sockets of their large jaws, with large, pointed heads. They often feed off of small fish around the cliff edges or in the harbours. They are much sought after by game and commercial fishermen. Although they can grow up to a metre and a...
Bath White Hot
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This pretty little butterfly is scientifically known as Pontia Paplidice. In accordance to its name it is white, although the underside of the hind wings display small green patches. The Bath White also exists in North Africa, South-West Europe, and Afghanistan. On occasion it migrates to Belgium, Holland, and the UK, although very rarely.
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This butterfly is technically referred to as Morpho Peleides, and for this reason it is also known as the Blue Morph. This species originates from South America, and the wings are a brilliant blue. It is this which deters predators, it is thought that as the Blue Emperor rapidly flaps its wings, the bright flashes of colour startle most predators and this causes them to withdraw. In fact, these butterflies tend to live and travel together in groups in...
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Schools of Bogue (Boops boops) are very common around Fuerteventura, they are often used as bait for larger fish such as barracuda, and tuna. They can be found in depths of a metre, down to around 350 metres. Their diet consists of small crustaceans, seaweed and plankton, schools of Bogue often rise to the surface at night. Individuals can reach 36 cm, but average 20 cm. They can be caught with small hooks, with small pieces of prawn, and...
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Bottlenose Dolphin are often seen off the coast of Fuerteventura.
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The small but colourful Canary Damselfish (Abudefduf luridus) can be found all around Fuerteventura, they inhabit shallow water in rocky inshore areas, often near sand, down to depths of 25 metres, and can often be seen near harbour walls. Males protect the eggs deposited in nests, and Juveniles can be found in rock pools. They are often caught by accident when fishing for other species, and are often seen when snorkeling in Fuerteventura, and grow...