Canarian fish life

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First of all I would like to remind that here I will only mention the Canarian fish life that is uncommon or absent in the Mediterranean, the one that usually Italians are not used to watching.

And The fish fauna of the Canary Islands is quite rich, due to the great diversity of environments and conditions that this archipelago offer. Being volcanic islands the coastal zone of shallow waters to which we are accustomed is not very present, the seabed of the Canary Islands are generally characterized by steep slopes that quickly sink up to 1000 mt of depth.

And In addition another important factor affects fish life in this archipelago, it is the cold current of the Canaries (with about 64,4° F), which brings cold water from the North Atlantic, altering the temperatures, which otherwise are generally mild at this latitude.
For these reasons in the Canary we find a mixture of cold, temperate and tropical species.

A brief review of Canarian fish life:

Ophioblennidus atlanticusOphioblennidus atlanticus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heteropriacanthus cruentatusHeteropriacanthus cruentatus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bodianus ScrofaBodianus Scrofa

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aluterus scriptusAluterus scriptus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mobula tarapacanaMobula tarapacana

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sphoeroides marmoratusSphoeroides marmoratus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aulostomus strigosusAulostomus strigosus

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gymnura altavelaGymnura altavela

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Squatina squatinaSquatina squatina

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gymnothorax miliarisGymnothorax miliaris

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Myrichthys pardalisMyrichthys pardalis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rhincodon typusRhincodon typus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Odontaspis feroxOdontaspis ferox

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mycteroperca fuscaMycteroperca fusca

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pagrus aurigaPagrus auriga

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stephanolepis hispidusStephanolepis hispidus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Abudefduf luridusAbudefduf luridus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chromis limbataChromis limbata

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enchelycore anatinaEnchelycore anatina

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gymnothorax miliarisGymnothorax miliaris

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Myrichthys pardalisMyrichthys pardalis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sphyrna zygaenaSphyrna zygaena

 

 

 

 

 

 

Isurus oxyrinchusIsurus oxyrinchus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heteroconger longissimusHeteroconger longissimus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chilomycterus atringaChilomycterus atringa

 

 

 

 

 

 

Canthigaster capistrataCanthigaster capistrata

 

 

 

 

 

 

Labrisomus nuchipinnisLabrisomus nuchipinnis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pseudocaranx dentexPseudocaranx dentex

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Parapristipoma octolineatumParapristipoma octolineatum

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

See also: Diving in Tenerife