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Sphyraena pinguis  Günther, 1874

Red barracuda
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Sphyraenidae (Barracudas)
Etymology: Sphyraena: Greek, sphyraina, -es = the name of a fish (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Günther.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; pelagic-neritic; depth range 3 - 6 m (Ref. 48637).   Tropical

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 50.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 56557)

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Northwest Pacific: southern Japan to the East China Sea and northern South China Sea (Ref. 12068).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found near shore on mud, sandy mud or rock bottoms (Ref. 11230, 48637). Usually forms large schools (Ref. 48637). Feeds on fishes.

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Masuda, H. and G.R. Allen, 1993. Meeresfische der Welt - Groß-Indopazifische Region. Tetra Verlag, Herrenteich, Melle. 528 p. (Ref. 9137)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: highly commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01150 (0.00614 - 0.02153), b=2.93 (2.77 - 3.09), based on LWR estimates for species & Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  4.4   ±0.75 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (35 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Medium.