Large-eye dentex (Antonito),Fuerteventura Nature

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The Antonito or Large-eye dentex (Dentex macrophthalmus) can be found around Fuerteventura over both sandy bottoms and rocky areas usually at depths between 75 and 640 metres. They has an oval body,  large eyes, a V shaped tail and a red or orange tone to their fins.

Antonito are carnivorous, and feed mainly on fish and crustaceans, local fishermen mainly use prawns or squid as bait for these. They are very good to eat, the white flesh is very tasty and can often be found in local restaurants and supermarkets.

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