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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Sphyraenidae Barracudas

Genus: Sphyraena

(See list of species below)



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27 species (see list below)

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Photo by Chater, S.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 80 cm TL
Sphyraena acutipinnis Day, 1876

Photo by Chater, S.
 
Sphyraena acutipinnis
[Sharpfin barracuda]

Photo by JJPhoto

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 205 cm TL
Sphyraena afra Peters, 1844

Photo by JJPhoto
 
Sphyraena afra
[Guinean barracuda]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 145 cm FL
Sphyraena argentea Girard, 1854

Photo by FAO
 
Sphyraena argentea
[Pacific barracuda]

Photo by Patzner, R.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 200 cm TL
Sphyraena barracuda (Edwards, 1771)

Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Sphyraena barracuda
[Great barracuda]

Photo by Love, J.W.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 46 cm TL
Sphyraena borealis DeKay, 1842

Photo by Love, J.W.
 
Sphyraena borealis
[Northern sennet]

Photo by Ilkyaz, A.T.

Indo-Pacific. Mediterrane
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Sphyraena chrysotaenia Klunzinger, 1884

Photo by Ilkyaz, A.T.
 
Sphyraena chrysotaenia
[Yellowstripe barracuda]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 127 cm FL
Sphyraena ensis Jordan & Gilbert, 1882

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Sphyraena ensis
[Mexican barracuda]

Photo by Cook, D.C.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Sphyraena flavicauda Rüppell, 1838

Photo by Cook, D.C.
 
Sphyraena flavicauda
[Yellowtail barracuda]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 75 cm TL
Sphyraena forsteri Cuvier, 1829

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Sphyraena forsteri
[Bigeye barracuda]

Photo by Freitas, R.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 200 cm TL
Sphyraena guachancho Cuvier, 1829

Photo by Freitas, R.
 
Sphyraena guachancho
[Guachanche barracuda]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indian Ocean
Max. Length 80 cm TL
Sphyraena helleri Jenkins, 1901

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Sphyraena helleri
[Heller's barracuda]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 23 cm SL

 
Sphyraena iburiensis
[]

Photo by FAO

Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 91 cm TL
Sphyraena idiastes Heller & Snodgrass, 1903

Photo by FAO
 
Sphyraena idiastes
[Pelican barracuda]

Photo by Pastore, M.A.

Mediterranean Sea.
Max. Length 74.5 cm SL
Sphyraena intermedia Pastore, 2009

Photo by Pastore, M.A.
 
Sphyraena intermedia
[]

Photo by Fisheries Research Institute, Taiwan

Western Pacific
Max. Length 35 cm SL
Sphyraena japonica Bloch & Schneider, 1801

Photo by Fisheries Research Institute, Taiwan
 
Sphyraena japonica
[Japanese barracuda]

Photo by Field, R.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 150 cm TL
Sphyraena jello Cuvier, 1829

Photo by Field, R.
 
Sphyraena jello
[Pickhandle barracuda]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 70 cm TL
Sphyraena lucasana Gill, 1863

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Sphyraena lucasana
[Lucas barracuda]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 100 cm TL
Sphyraena novaehollandiae Günther, 1860

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Sphyraena novaehollandiae
[Australian barracuda]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 55 cm TL
Sphyraena obtusata Cuvier, 1829

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Sphyraena obtusata
[Obtuse barracuda]

Photo by Patzner, R.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 61 cm FL
Sphyraena picudilla Poey, 1860

Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Sphyraena picudilla
[Southern sennet]

Photo by Suzuki, T.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Sphyraena pinguis Günther, 1874

Photo by Suzuki, T.
 
Sphyraena pinguis
[Red barracuda]

Photo by Prein, M.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 90 cm TL
Sphyraena putnamae Jordan & Seale, 1905

Photo by Prein, M.
 
Sphyraena putnamae
[Sawtooth barracuda]

Photo by Patzner, R.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 170 cm TL
Sphyraena qenie Klunzinger, 1870

Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Sphyraena qenie
[Blackfin barracuda]

Photo by De Sanctis, A.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 165 cm TL
Sphyraena sphyraena (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by De Sanctis, A.
 
Sphyraena sphyraena
[European barracuda]

Photo by Menezes, N.A./Figueiredo, J.L.

Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 45 cm TL
Sphyraena tome Fowler, 1903

Photo by Menezes, N.A./Figueiredo, J.L.
 
Sphyraena tome
[]

Photo by Patzner, R.

Eastern Central Atlantic
Max. Length 128 cm FL
Sphyraena viridensis Cuvier, 1829

Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Sphyraena viridensis
[Yellowmouth barracuda]
No picture found
Indo-West Pacific.
Max. Length 31 cm FL

 
Sphyraena waitii
[]
27 Species of Family Sphyraenidae with Genus Sphyraena
(Barracudas)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1876 Sphyraena acutipinnis Sharpfin barracuda Indo-Pacific 80 TL
1844 Sphyraena afra Guinean barracuda Eastern Atlantic 205 TL
1854 Sphyraena argentea Pacific barracuda Eastern Pacific 145 FL
1771 Sphyraena barracuda Great barracuda Indo-Pacific 200 TL
1842 Sphyraena borealis Northern sennet Western Atlantic 46 TL
1884 Sphyraena chrysotaenia Yellowstripe barracuda Indo-Pacific. Mediterrane 30 TL
1882 Sphyraena ensis Mexican barracuda Eastern Pacific 127 FL
1838 Sphyraena flavicauda Yellowtail barracuda Indo-West Pacific 60 TL
1829 Sphyraena forsteri Bigeye barracuda Indo-Pacific 75 TL
1829 Sphyraena guachancho Guachanche barracuda Western Atlantic 200 TL
1901 Sphyraena helleri Heller's barracuda Indian Ocean 80 TL
2005 Sphyraena iburiensis Northwest Pacific 23 SL
1903 Sphyraena idiastes Pelican barracuda Southeast Pacific 91 TL
2009 Sphyraena intermedia Mediterranean Sea. 74.5 SL
1801 Sphyraena japonica Japanese barracuda Western Pacific 35 SL
1829 Sphyraena jello Pickhandle barracuda Indo-West Pacific 150 TL
1863 Sphyraena lucasana Lucas barracuda Eastern Central Pacific 70 TL
1860 Sphyraena novaehollandiae Australian barracuda Indo-Pacific 100 TL
1829 Sphyraena obtusata Obtuse barracuda Indo-Pacific 55 TL
1860 Sphyraena picudilla Southern sennet Western Atlantic 61 FL
1874 Sphyraena pinguis Red barracuda Northwest Pacific 50 TL
1905 Sphyraena putnamae Sawtooth barracuda Indo-West Pacific 90 TL
1870 Sphyraena qenie Blackfin barracuda Indo-Pacific 170 TL
1758 Sphyraena sphyraena European barracuda Eastern Atlantic 165 TL
1903 Sphyraena tome Southwest Atlantic 45 TL
1829 Sphyraena viridensis Yellowmouth barracuda Eastern Central Atlantic 128 FL
1908 Sphyraena waitii Indo-West Pacific. 31 FL



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