Sphyraena novaehollandiae Günther, 1860
Australian barracuda
photo by Randall, J.E.

Family:  Sphyraenidae (Barracudas)
Max. size:  100 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  pelagic-neritic; marine
Distribution:  Indo-Pacific: Papua New Guinea and Australia and New Zealand (Ref. 5755); Caroline and Mariana Islands in Micronesia. Reported from New Caledonia (Ref. 9070) and Japan (Ref. 559).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 6-6; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-9; Anal spines: 2-2; Anal soft rays: 8-8
Biology:  Occurs in channels and other semi-protected areas. Found in schools. Feeds on various small fish (Ref. 2156).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 11.06.92
Modified by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 22.09.08
Checked by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 13.02.97

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