The Illot de sa Galera is surrounded by Neptune grass meadows. Fish species found in this habitat include saddled seabream (Oblada melanura), white seabream (Diplodus sargus), annular seabream (Diplodus annularis), Couch’s seabream (Pagrus pagrus), salema porgy (Sarpa salpa), comber (Serranus cabrilla) and Mediterranean rainbow wrasse (Coris julis).
Furthermore, echinoderm species can also be found, such as purple sea urchin (Paracentrotus lividus) and starfish (Asterina pancerii), and epiphytes that grow on the Neptune grass leaves, like Electra posidoniae, a bryozoan that forms whitish ribbons, and crustacea and gastropods like Idotea hectica and Diaphorodoris papillata, respectively.
Finally, the jellyfish that can be found near this beach are the mauve stinger (Pelagia noctiluca), with a strong sting like that of a nettle, the common jellyfish (Aurelia aurita), which has a painful sting, the fried-egg jellyfish (Cotylorhiza tuberculata), with a very weak sting, and the sea raft hydrozoa (Velella velella), which does not sting.
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LOW-RISK BATHING AREA
As this is a small islet, typical seabirds can be seen in this area, in particular the shag (Phalacrocorax aristotelis), which can be seen all year-round swimming and fishing close to the coast or on the rocks in the area. Gulls can also be seen all year round, such as the yellow-legged gull (Larus michahellis) and Audoin’s gull (Larus audouinii), an endemic species in the Mediterranean.
In addition, in autumn and winter, other species of sea bird can be seen such as the cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo) and the black-headed gull (Croicocephalus ridibundus).