Sphyraena sphyraena (Linnaeus, 1758)
European barracuda
Sphyraena sphyraena
photo by De Sanctis, A.

Family:  Sphyraenidae (Barracudas)
Max. size:  165 cm TL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 3,620.0 g
Environment:  pelagic-neritic; depth range 0 - 100 m
Distribution:  Eastern Atlantic: Bay of Biscay to Mossamedes, Angola, including the Mediterranean and Black Sea, Canary Islands, and Azores. Western Atlantic: Bermuda and Brazil.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Found in coastal and offshore waters (Ref. 2683). Feeds mostly on fish, less often on cephalopods and crustaceans (Ref. 11101).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 14 July 2014 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Papasissi, Christine - 24.10.90
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 18.07.13
Checked by: Casal, Christine Marie V. - 15.09.95

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