The island of Lanzarote has a rich and tremendous marine life. The most common fishes are listed in the following post. The major features and facts of these unique fishes are described in the post.
The Seabass lives at depth of 150 meters, anywhere where there are submerged rocks and reef. It eats crustaceans, molluscs and small fish.
The Seifo-Seifio (Diplodus Vulgaris) lives in the coastal waters, up to a depth of 30-50 meters.
The Sargo Breado (Diplodus Cervinus) lives in rocky areas near from the coast, up to a depth of 100 meters. It can measure up to 50 centimeters and weighs 3 kg.
The Briota-Brota (Phycis Phycis), measuring 65 centimeters and weighs 4 kg, lives between a depth of 100 and 200 meters under water. This fish can lives over sand or gravel.
The Vieja (Sparisoma Cretense) measures up to 50 centimeters and can weigh up to 3 kg. This fish feeds on seaweed, crustaceans and molluscs. Lives in rocky bottoms and marine meadows, at depth of 50 meters under water.
The Grouper (Epinephelus Guaza) lives in caves, at depth of 200 meters under water, in rocky areas. It mainly feeds on fishes. Its body is strong, whith a large mouth, a pair of median eyes.
The Scorpionfish (Scorpaena Porcus) has big eyes, a strong body and a large head with a crest and bones. Whereas the Rascacio has a big mouth, it has little incisor teeth in both jaws. It can measure up to 66 centimeters and lives in sandy rocky bottoms at depth of 370 meters.
The Muraena (Muraena Helena) has a lengthened and strong body. It lives in holes and cracks in isolation up to a depth of 300 meters under water. It has a large mouth with strong canine teeth in both jaws. It can measure up to 1,30 meter.