Fauna and flora of the Maratea Coast

The plant and animal populations of the coast of Maratea

The natural flora of the Maratea coast is typically Mediterranean; fauna of the reef is varied and substantial, consisting of crabs, octopus, mussels and limpets and finally sea urchins.
The primrose Palinuri Petagna is the most important endemism of the coast of Maratea and together with the so-called Dragon Santo Janni (the Podarcis sicula paulae, a reddish-blue lizard), the peregrine falcon and the thermo-Mediterranean shrublands represent the elements of the ecosystem more important to safeguard.