Fuerteventura Fish Guide

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There are numerous species of fish around Fuerteventura, many can be seen from beaches, rocks, or harbours as well as from glass bottom boats, snorkelling, scuba diving, and fishing.

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Thunnus Alalunga - Albacore Tuna UNDERWATER
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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...
Amazing Giant Bluefin Tuna Fishing Skill, Catching Tuna on The Big Sea
siteadminsiteadmin May 24, 2019 30   5   1   0   0
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...
Catching Bonito in Fuerteventura
siteadminsiteadmin May 19, 2019 57   2   1   0   0
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...
Atlantic Chub Mackerel or Caballa
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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.
Atlantic Horse Mackerel or Chicharro
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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.
Axillary Seabream or Besugo
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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...
Bigeye Tuna
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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...
Black Moray Eel
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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...
Black Seabream or Chopa
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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...
Cabrilla Negra - Blacktail Comber
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The Blacktail Comber (Serranus atricauda) known locally in Fuerteventura as Cabrilla negra are common in Fuerteventura Waters. Blacktail Comber are a brownish colour with dark brown vertical stripes and bright blue patterns. They have orange eyes with black pupils and blue spots on their fins and tail. Typically they are between 5 and 25 centimetres in length but do reach up to 43 centimetres. Blacktail Comber inhabit depths down to...
BLUE  MARLIN
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Blue Marlin (Makaira nigricans) inhabit Fuerteventura waters and are sought after as a highly prized game fish by sport fisherman worldwide. The Atlantic blue marlin uses its bill to stun, injure, or kill while knifing through a school of fish or other prey, then returns to eat the injured or stunned fish. Blue marlin, like other billfish, can rapidly change colour, most often the body is blue-black on top with a silvery white...
Fishing in Fuerteventura - My First Bluefish From the Shore
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Bluefish (Pomatomus saltatrix) known locally in Fuerteventura as Pejerrey are common in Fuerteventura waters and provide fishermen with great sport. Bluefish are greyish blue/green colour, their first dorsal fin and pectoral fins fold back into a groove and they are equipped with very sharp knife-edged teeth. They are fast swimmers and voracious aggressive feeders which prey on schools of forage fish attacking them in feeding frenzies. In turn, bluefish are preyed upon by...
Bogues in a livewell for bait in Fuerteventura

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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...
Brown Moray Eel Opens Mouth at Camera
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The Brown Moray Eel (Gymnothorax unicolor) known locally in Fuerteventura as Murión is common in Fuerteventura waters. Dark brown in colour they have slimy skin without scales and dorsal fin begins behind the head and continues to the caudal fin. Brown Moray can reach a length of 100 centimetres and equipped with sharp teeth, they are opportunistic, ferocious predators. They inhabit depths from a couple of metres down to 300...
Bullet tuna
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Bullet Tuna (Auxis rochei) also known as Bullet Mackerel and known locally in Fuerteventura as Melva are found in Fuerteventura waters. The Bullet Tuna is a comparatively small and slender tuna, they are blue-black on the back with a pattern of zig-zag dark markings on the upper hind body, and silver below. The fins are dark grey and they have the usual finlets like other tuna. They feed on small fish, squid, planktonic...
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