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
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The Albacore Tuna (Thunnus alalunga) also known also as the Longfin Tuna and known locally in Fuerteventura as Barrilote and bonito del norte are found in Fuerteventura waters. Albacore Tuna are bullet-shaped with a dark blue back and lighter blue-gray sides and belly and have remarkably long pectoral fins. They inhabit depths from the surface down to 600 metres, form mixed schools with Skipjack Tuna, Yellowfin Tuna, and Bluefin Tuna and can grow...
Aloe Vera Hot
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Aproximately 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 this...
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Atlantic Bluefin Tuna (Thunnus thynnus) are found in Fuerteventura waters towards the end of each year and are highly sought after by sport fishermen. The body of the Atlantic Bluefin Tuna is rhomboidal in profile, the head is conical with a large mouth. They are dark blue on top and grey below with a gold glistening the body with bright yellow caudal fins and can be distinguished from other family members by their relatively short pectoral...
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The Atlantic bonito (Sarda sarda) is a large mackerel-like fish and is common in shallow waters off the coast of Fuerteventura. Atlantic bonito are strong swimmers, grow up to 75 centimetres (30 in) and weigh 5–6 kilograms (11–13 lb) and put up a great fight when caught on light tackle. They are often caught when trolling for big game species around the shores of fuerteventura but can also be caught when...
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Atlantic Chub Mackerel (Scomber colias) locally known in Fuerteventura as Caballa are found in Fuerteventura waters. They are silvery green and blue in colour with zigzag lines on the back with a paler belly which is spotted or marked with wavy lines. Caballa are good to eat and can often be found at the fish counter in the local supermarkets in Fuerteventura and served in restaurants grilled or fried.
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Atlantic Horse Mackerel (Trachurus trachurus) known locally in Fuerteventura as Chicharro can be found in Fuerteventura waters. They congregate in large schools and feed on crustaceans, squid, and other fish. They get their name from a legend that other smaller species of fish could ride on their backs over great distances. Atlantic Horse Mackerel are edible and are often smoked, fried, salted, or baked.
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 Axillary seabream (Pagellus acarne) known in Fuerteventura as Besugo can be found in Fuerteventura waters. Besugo are silver in colour with a pink tinge, on their backs, they are typically between 10 and 30 cm in length, but can reach up to 50 cm. They live alone or in small groups of three individuals and feed on crustaceans, invertebrates and small fish. They are usually found above sandy bottoms from...
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The Barbary falcon (Falco pelegrinoides) can be seen in Fuerteventura on cliffs and ravines both on the coast and inland. A medium sized falcon similar to the peregrine falcon, but smaller up to 39 cm length with a wingspan of up to 98 cm. They feed on other birds, mainly pigeons and doves that are plentiful in Fuerteventura.
Barbary Squirell Hot
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.
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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The Bigeye Tuna (Thunnus obesus) known locally in Fuerteventura as Tuna are found in Fuerteventura waters. Bigeye Tuna have streamlined, torpedo-shaped bodies adapted to fast and continuous swimming with dark metallic blue on their backs and upper sides, and are nearly white on their lower sides and belly. They inhabit depths between 300-500 metres during the day periodically returning to shallower, warmer waters to re-warm. and can grow to a length of 250...
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The Black Moray Eel (Muraena augusti) known locally in Fuerteventura as Morena negra is common in Fuerteventura waters. Black Moray are similar in appearance to the Mediterranean Moray but a darker brownish black, dotted with numerous black spots, white polka dots and intensely white eyes. They have slimy skin without scales and dorsal fin begins behind the head and continues to the caudal fin. They can reach a length of 90 centimetres and...
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Black seabream (Spondyliosoma cantharus) known in Fuerteventura at Chopa are very common around Fuerteventura, large schools can often be seen when snorkelling in shallow water, close to the shore. They also inhabit deeper water down to depths of 300 metres. They are silvery with blue and pink tinges and broken longitudinal gold lines and can reach up to 60 cm in length. . They can be caught from beaches or rocks using pieces of...