TOP 10 Fish to discover in the Azores

“No Water, No Earth. No Blue, No Green.”
Silvia Earle


When we are close to the islet of Vila Franca do Campo, we often hear:

” What can we see under the water?”

Azores Islands are located in the Middle of the Atlantic Ocean. The underwater biodiversity is so precious, and we have the duty to take care of it. Azorean waters preserve Atlantic species , but also some Mediterranean species that color the underwater volcanic landscapes.


TOP 10 Fish for Beginners:

  1. Ornate Wrasse (male & female) – Thalassoma pavo
  2. Northern Pufferfish – Sphoeroides maculatus
  3. Grey triggerfish – Balistes capriscus
  4. Canary Damselfish – Abudefduf luridus
  5. Azores Damselfish – Chromis limbata
  6. White Seabream – Diplodus sargus
  7. Mediterranean Parrotfish (male & female) – Sparisoma cretense
  8. Dusky grouper – Epinephelus marginatus
  9. Blacktail comber – Serranus atricauda
  10. Madeiran Rockfish – Scorpaena maderensis



About Marylou

Marylou is a Marine Biologist and Master in Oceanography. She is one of our Marine Wildlife Guide and is responsible for Science Education at TERRA AZUL. Originally from France, she studied in Canada and Belgium and loves being out to sea to share her knowledge with you.

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