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Fissolimbus

Fissolimbus is a fungal genus in the family Marasmiaceae. This is a monotypic genus, containing the single species Fissolimbus fallaciosus, found in Papua New Guinea. The genus and species were described as new to science in 1979.

                                               

Termiticola

Termiticola is a fungal genus in the family Agaricaceae. It is a monotypic genus, containing the single species Termiticola rubescens, found in Papua New Guinea.

                                               

Astroides

Astroides is a genus of stony cup corals in the family Dendrophylliidae. It is monotypic and the only species is Astroides calycularis, which is endemic to the western Mediterranean Sea. The species was first described in 1766 by the German natur ...

                                               

Leptopsammia pruvoti

Leptopsammia pruvoti, the sunset cup coral, is a solitary stony coral in the family Dendrophylliidae. It is an azooxanthellate species, meaning its tissues do not contain the symbiotic unicellular algae of the genus Symbiodinium, as do most coral ...

                                               

Acontia guttifera

Acontia guttifera is a moth of the family Noctuidae. It is found in Africa, where it is known from Angola, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania and Zimbabwe.

                                               

Afroclanis calcareus

Afroclanis calcareus is a moth of the family Sphingidae. It is known from Brachystegia woodland from northern South Africa, Zimbabwe and Mozambique to Malawi, Zambia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Tanzania. The length of the front wing ...

                                               

Bocchoris inspersalis

Bocchoris inspersalis, the dotted sable, is a moth of the family Crambidae. It can be found in subtropical Africa South of the Sahara, many islands of the Indian Ocean, South and East Asia, from India to Japan.

                                               

Compsoctena rudis

Compsoctena rudis is a moth in the Eriocottidae family. It was described by Meyrick in 1921. It is found in Mozambique, South Africa and Zimbabwe. The wingspan is 17-18 mm. In forewings light brown, finely mottled dark and obscure whitish dot on ...

                                               

Edosa cheligera

Edosa cheligera is a moth of the family Tineidae. It was described by Laszlo Anthony Gozmany in 1970 and is found in Zimbabwe. This species has a wingspan of 14 mm, head pale yellow, antennae white, thorax and fore wings ochre, straw yellow, stra ...

                                               

Pasteurs day gecko

Pasteurs day gecko is a small diurnal subspecies of gecko. It lives in the Comoros and typically inhabits trees and bushes. Pasteurs day gecko feeds on insects and nectar.

                                               

Colasposoma atrocyaneum

Colasposoma atrocyaneum is a species of leaf beetle found in Socotra Island in Yemen, described by Stefano Zoia in 2012. The species name refers to the dark blue color of nearly all the specimens examined, though the species can also have a green ...

                                               

Colasposoma austerum

Colasposoma austerum is a species of leaf beetle found in Socotra Island in Yemen, described by Stefano Zoia in 2012. The species name, from austere, refers to the dark coloration of the dorsum.

                                               

Colasposoma brevepilosum

Colasposoma brevepilosum is a species of leaf beetle found in Socotra Island in Yemen, described by Stefano Zoia in 2012. The species name refers to the short pubescence of the dorsum.

                                               

Colasposoma brevepilosum brevepilosum

Colasposoma brevepilosum is the nominotypical subspecies of Colasposoma brevepilosum, a species of leaf beetle found in Socotra Island of Yemen, described by Stefano Zoia in 2012.

                                               

Colasposoma brevepilosum maritimum

Colasposoma brevepilosum maritimum is a subspecies of Colasposoma brevepilosum, a species of leaf beetle found in Socotra Island in Yemen, described by Zoia in 2012. The subspecies name refers to the specimens of the subspecies being collected at ...

                                               

Colasposoma brevepilosum orientale

Colasposoma brevepilosum orientale is a subspecies of Colasposoma brevepilosum, a species of leaf beetle found in Socotra Island in Yemen, described by Zoia in 2012. The subspecies name refers to the fact the specimen studied was collected in the ...

                                               

Colasposoma hajeki

Colasposoma hajeki is a species of leaf beetle found in Socotra Island in Yemen, described by Stefano Zoia in 2012. The species is named after Jiei Hajek, who collected some of the material studied.

                                               

Colasposoma purcharti

Colasposoma purcharti is a species of leaf beetle found in Socotra Island in Yemen, described by Stefano Zoia in 2012. The species is named after Lubos Purchart, who collected some of the material studied.

                                               

Colasposoma unicostatum

Colasposoma unicostatum is a species of leaf beetle found in Socotra Island in Yemen, described by Stefano Zoia in 2012. The species name refers to the single longitudinal carina present on each elytron.

                                               

Epimesophleps symmocella

Epimesophleps symmocella is a moth in the family Gelechiidae. It was described by Rebel in 1907. It is found in Yemen, where it has been recorded from Socotra.

                                               

Hypena laceratalis

Hypena laceratalis, the lantana defoliator, is a moth of the family Noctuidae. It was first described by Francis Walker in 1859. It is native to Africa to Yemen and India, but was deliberately introduced to Australia via Hawaii in 1965 to control ...

                                               

Macrocoma bezdeki

Macrocoma bezdeki is a species of leaf beetle found in Socotra Island in Yemen, described by Stefano Zoia in 2012. It is named after Jan Bezdek, a collector of the specimens studied and also a specialist in the leaf beetle subfamily Galerucinae.

                                               

Macrocoma hulai

Macrocoma hulai is a species of leaf beetle found in Socotra Island in Yemen, described by Stefano Zoia in 2012. It is named after Vladimir Hula, who collected part of the specimens studied.

                                               

Macrocoma niedobovae

Macrocoma niedobovae is a species of leaf beetle found in Socotra Island in Yemen, described by Stefano Zoia in 2012. It is named after Jana Niedobova, who collected part of the specimens studied.

                                               

Nephila sumptuosa

Nephila sumptuosa can reach a length of 4.4 millimetres 0.17 in males, of 34.9 millimetres 1.37 in females. These large spiders have long reddish legs with clumps of hair. The abdomen is blackish and shows a series of whitish spots. As is usually ...

                                               

South Georgia shag

The South Georgia shag, also known as the South Georgia cormorant, is a marine cormorant native to South Georgia and a few other subantarctic islands in the South Atlantic Ocean.

                                               

South Georgia pintail

The South Georgia pintail, also misleadingly known as the South Georgian teal, is the nominate subspecies of the yellow-billed pintail, a duck in the dabbling duck subfamily Anatinae. It is endemic to the large subantarctic island of South Georgi ...

                                               

Persististrombus latus

Persististrombus latus, commonly known as the Bubonian Conch, is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Strombidae, the true conchs.

                                               

Procaris ascensionis

Procaris ascensionis is a species of shrimp, known only from two saltwater pools on Ascension Island, the larger of the two pools is about 4.5 metres in diameter and contains 45 centimetres of water.

                                               

Crabs of the British Isles

Around 65 species of crab occur in the waters of the British Isles. All are marine, with the exception of the introduced Chinese mitten crab, Eriocheir sinensis, which occurs in fresh and brackish water. They range in size from the deep-water spe ...

                                               

Spinachia spinachia

The sea stickleback, also known as the fifteen-spined or fifteenspine stickleback, is a species of stickleback which lives in benthopelagic and in brackish environments of the northeastern Atlantic Ocean. This species, the largest of the stickleb ...

                                               

Agdistis bifurcatus

Agdistis bifurcatus is a moth in the family Pterophoridae. It is known from Cape Verde, the Canary Islands, Morocco, Tunisia, the Selvagens Islands, Spain and Portugal. The larvae feed on limonium species, including limonium ferulaceum.

                                               

Leopard eel

The leopard eel is an eel in the worm or snake eels family, Ophichthidae. It was described by Achille Valenciennes in 1839, originally under the genus Ophisurus. Male leopard Moray eels can reach a maximum total length of 64.8 cm 25.5 in. This is ...

                                               

Marine life of the Canary Islands

The marine life found in the Canary Islands is interesting, being a combination of North Atlantic, Mediterranean, and endemic species. In recent years, the increasing popularity of both scuba diving and underwater photography have provided biolog ...

                                               

Allagopappus

Allagopappus is a genus of flowering plants in the daisy family described as a genus in 1828. Allagopappus is endemic to the Canary Islands. Species Allagopappus viscosissimus Bolle - Gran Canaria. Allagopappus canariensis Willd. Greuter - Canary ...

                                               

Apteranthes burchardii

Apteranthes burchardii is a fleshy and superficially cactus-like plant that belongs to the genus Apteranthes in the subfamily Asclepiadoideae of the family Apocynaceae. Its basionym is Caralluma burchardii. This species is native to the eastern C ...

                                               

Canarina

Canarina is a genus of flowering plants within the family Campanulaceae. They are herbaceous perennial vines with bell-shaped flowers. The best known species is C. canariensis from the laurel forests of the Canary Islands which is grown as an orn ...

                                               

Cneorum pulverulentum

Cneorum pulverulentum is a species of flowering plant in the family Rutaceae, native to the Canary Islands. It was first described by Etienne Ventenat.

                                               

Echium simplex

It is a frost intolerant species requiring sustained periods of sunlight to thrive. It is endemic in the island of Tenerife mainly in Macizo de Anaga.

                                               

Echium virescens

Echium virescens is a flowering plant in the genus Echium. It is endemic to the island of Tenerife, mainly in Macizo de Anaga and the Orotava Valley. It grows in forests and on lower south slopes of the island.

                                               

Forsskaolea angustifolia

Forsskaolea angustifolia is a small shrub or perennial herb. The leaves of the plant are alternate, with dentate, prickly margins, and is densely lanate beneath, with stipules present. Its flowers are monoecious. Its inflorescences are axillary, ...

                                               

Gonospermum

Gonospermum is a genus of flowering plants in the sunflower family. Species All species are endemic to the Canary Islands. Gonospermum gomerae Bolle. (Gonospermum gomerae Болле) Gonospermum ferulaceum Webb & Berthel. Febles. Gonospermum fruticosu ...

                                               

Lotus tenellus

Lotus tenellus is a species of flowering plant in the family Fabaceae, native to the Canary Islands. Some authors have included L. tenellus in Lotus glaucus, a species found in Madeira and the Salvage Islands. L. leptophyllus may be treated as a ...

                                               

Monanthes muralis

Monanthes muralis is a species in the genus Monanthes, forming small, succulent bushes with green flowers. The specific Latin epithet Morales is derived from the Latin word meaning growing on the wall

                                               

Nanorrhinum scoparium

Nanorrhinum scoparium is an erect, mostly unbranched perennial plant. It has linear leaves with short or no stalks petioles, that often fall off early in the plants lifecycle. The petals are yellow, and the flower has a relatively long, more or l ...

                                               

Nepeta teydea

Nepeta teydea is a species of flowering plant in the family Lamiaceae, native to the Canary Islands. It was first described by Philip Barker-Webb and Sabin Berthelot.

                                               

Pterocephalus lasiospermus

lasiospermus: lasios from the Greek, meaning "hairy" and sperma, meaning "seed", referring to it pappus. The Spanish common name means "summit rosebush" in English.

                                               

Rumex lunaria

Rumex lunaria is a species of flowering plant in the family Polygonaceae, native to the Canary Islands. It has been introduced to Italy, Sardinia and Sicily. It was first described by Carl Linnaeus.

                                               

Sonchus congestus

Sonchus congestus is a shrub up to 1 m 3.3 ft tall. The leaves form a rosette at the ends of the stems. The leaves are relatively smooth subglabrous, and have triangular to rounded lobes along their length. The flower heads are large, up to 4–5 c ...

                                               

Vieraea

Vieraea is a genus of Canary Island plants in the Inuleae tribe within the daisy family. Species The only known Vieraea laevigata, native of the island of Tenerife.

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