2018 Canary Islands

Being a teacher has its perks. Recently, we had a week of school holidays in March. I found some cheap flights to the Canary Islands and decided to spend 7 days there. We started with 4 days on Fuerteventura followed by 3 days on Tenerife.

I haven't had time to write the blog yet...I just managed to edit the pics and upload them onto the blog. Maybe I can work on the writing on Easter Sunday.

Let's start off with a bang with some panoramic views...

Parque Natural Jandia

Cofete and Pico de la Zarza


La Entallada

Parque Natural Corralejo

Punta de Teno



Even more Masca


Teide Caldera


Some extra scenery shots...

Hornos de Cal de La Guirra, Fuerteventura

Antigua, Fuerteventura

View around Mirador de Morra Velosa

Castillo del Toston

La Entallada

Parque Natural Corralejo

Punta de Teno




Did you expect me to go anywhere without catching some new species? There was a bit of overlap in species with the Mediterranean, so it wouldn't exactly be easy to do well on with a large number of new species in the Canaries. However, with a bit of determination, I did catch 21 new species :)

White Seabream (Diplodus sargus) - Species #772

Guinean puffer (Sphoeroides marmoratus) - Species #773

Canary Damsel (Abudefduf luridus) - Species #774

Golden Grey Mullet (Chelon aurata) - Species #775

Azores chromis (Chromis limbata) - Species #776

Madeira Goby (Mauligobius maderensis) - Species #777

Rock-pool Blenny (Parablennius parvicornis) - Species #778

Bastard grunt (Pomadasys incisus) - Species #779

Axillary Seabream (Pagellus acarne) - Species #780

Common Two-Banded Seabream (Diplodus vulgaris) - Species #781

Salema (Sarpa salpa) - Species #782

Sharpsnout Seabream (Diplodus puntazzo) - Species #783

Black Scorpionfish (Scorpaena porcus) - Species #784

Saddled Seabream (Oblada melanura) - Species #785

Madeira Rockfish (Scorpaena maderensis) - Species #786

Red Porgy (Pagrus pagrus) - Species #787

Pearly Razorfish (Xyrichtys novacula) - Species #788

Emerald wrasse (Symphodus trutta) - Species #789

Molly Miller (Scartella cristata) - Species #790

Rock Goby (Gobius paganellus) - Species #791

Macaronesian Sharpnose-Puffer (Canthigaster capistrata) - Species #792


And some non-lifers

Annular Seabream (Diplodus annularis)

Comber (Serranus cabrilla)

Mediterranean Rainbow Wrasse (Coris julis)

Cardinalfish (Apogon imberbis)

Painted Comber (Serranus scriba)

Flathead Grey Mullet (Mugil cephalus)

Ornate Wrasse (Thalassoma pavo)

Planehead Filefish (Stephanolepis hispidus)

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 that scorpionfish is

Sat, 2018-03-31 12:21

 that scorpionfish is identical to what we get in perth waters , refer to them as gurdard but i thaught they were scorpionfish . who know too many species to know.

well done on the additiions


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Bastard Grunt

Sat, 2018-03-31 13:07

 Cool name for a fish. nice pics.

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 #774 damsel fish looks like

Sat, 2018-03-31 14:35

 #774 damsel fish looks like you can just about mount it on your wall.

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Great pics

Sat, 2018-03-31 19:32

 Great pics as usual Ken


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Thanks guys! Yeah, I got some

Mon, 2018-04-02 06:37

Thanks guys! Yeah, I got some great snaps of a few fish and they look completely artificial (almost like a fish mount). The Bastard Grunt is indeed a funny name.

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Las Palmas - Gran Canaria

Fri, 2018-04-13 18:29

 I was on an oil rig parked up in the harbour of Las Palmas - Gran Canaria, Canary Island and each day I would watch the charter fishing boats go out chasing marlin and tuna. It drops off super deep just 20 minutes out the front of the city and they get into them. Did my head in not being able to jump on to one of those charters. The spanish guys working onboard used to brag about how good it was... next time maybe.

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No Birds?

Sat, 2018-04-14 12:06

 I looked very keanly for the Cannaries but I did'nt even see a Buudgie.Beawdy photos though