Biodiversity Canary Islands (CNY)
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Species Families Species Families
Marine 546 147 No Quéro, J.-C., J.-C. Hureau, C. Karrer, A. Post and L. Saldanha (eds.), 1990
Freshwater 1 1 No Daget, J., J.-P. Gosse and D.F.E. Thys van den Audenaerde, 1984
Total 547 147 No
Ref.   Daget, J., J.-P. Gosse and D.F.E. Thys van den Audenaerde, 1984
Conservation No freshwater fishes present.
Geography and Climate Volcanic eruptions formed the archipelago of 13 islands. The rich volcanic soil and mild temperatures allow a wide range of vegetation to grow. Severe droughts are common, so the land is artificially irrigated. From sea level to about 400 meters the vegetation is typical of North Africa and includes date palm, dragon tree, and cactus. At this elevation bananas, figs, and wine grapes are grown on the irrigated land. Eucalyptus, pine, and flowering plants grow at the higher and cooler elevations.

Ref.  Microsoft, 1996
Hydrography No major freshwater bodies.
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