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Family: Paralepididae Barracudinas



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32 species
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North Pacific
Max. Length 146 cm TL
Anotopterus nikparini Kukuev, 1998

Photo by Photo by Orlov, A.
 
Anotopterus nikparini
[North Pacific daggertooth]



North Atlantic
Max. Length 96 cm SL
Anotopterus pharao Zugmayer, 1911

Photo by Photo by DESCNA
 
Anotopterus pharao
[Daggertooth]



Southern Ocean
Max. Length 105 cm SL
Anotopterus vorax (Regan, 1913)

Photo by Photo by Richard O’Driscoll / NOAA
 
Anotopterus vorax
[Southern ocean daggertooth]
No picture found

Max. Length 31.6 cm SL

 
Arctozenus australis
[Southern spotted barracudina]



Worldwide distribution fr
Max. Length 30 cm SL
Arctozenus risso (Bonaparte, 1840)

Photo by Photo by Dolgov, A.
 
Arctozenus risso
[Spotted barracudina]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 24.4 cm SL
Dolichosudis fuliginosa Post, 1969

Photo by Photo by JAMARC
 
Dolichosudis fuliginosa
[]



Circumglobal
Max. Length 56 cm SL
Magnisudis atlantica (Krøyer, 1868)

Photo by Photo by Armesto, A.
 
Magnisudis atlantica
[Duckbill barracudina]
No picture found


 
Magnisudis indica
[]



Probably circumglobal in
Max. Length 55 cm TL
Magnisudis prionosa (Rofen, 1963)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Magnisudis prionosa
[Southern barracudina]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Notolepis annulata Post, 1978

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Notolepis annulata
[Ringed barracudina]



Probably circumglobal in
Max. Length 38 cm SL
Notolepis coatsorum Dollo, 1908

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Notolepis coatsorum
[Antarctic jonasfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 24.2 cm SL

 
Paralepis brevirostris
[]



Atlantic Ocean
Max. Length 50 cm SL
Paralepis coregonoides Risso, 1820

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Paralepis coregonoides
[Sharpchin barracudina]



Indian and Atlantic
Max. Length 21 cm TL
Paralepis elongata (Brauer, 1906)

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Paralepis elongata
[]



Mediterranean Sea endemic

Paralepis speciosa Bellotti, 1878

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Paralepis speciosa
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 6.2 cm SL

 
Stemonosudis bullisi
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 2.3 cm SL

 
Stemonosudis distans
[]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 5.5 cm TL
Stemonosudis elegans (Ege, 1933)

Photo by Photo by CSIRO
 
Stemonosudis elegans
[Tailspot barracudina]
No picture found

Max. Length 11.7 cm SL

 
Stemonosudis elongata
[]



Atlantic, Indian, and Wes
Max. Length 9.9 cm SL
Stemonosudis gracilis (Ege, 1933)

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Stemonosudis gracilis
[]



Atlantic Ocean
Max. Length 15.2 cm SL
Stemonosudis intermedia (Ege, 1933)

Photo by Photo by Vaske Jr., T.
 
Stemonosudis intermedia
[]



Indo-Pacific. Eastern Pa
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Stemonosudis macrura (Ege, 1933)

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Stemonosudis macrura
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 5.5 cm SL

 
Stemonosudis miscella
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 14.6 cm SL

 
Stemonosudis molesta
[]



Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 23 cm SL
Stemonosudis rothschildi Richards, 1967

Photo by Photo by Reyes, R.B.
 
Stemonosudis rothschildi
[Rothschild's barracudina]
No picture found

Max. Length 16.0 cm SL

 
Stemonosudis siliquiventer
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 12.5 cm TL

 
Sudis atrox
[Fierce pike smelt]



Circumglobal, broadly dis
Max. Length 100 cm TL
Sudis hyalina Rafinesque, 1810

Photo by Photo by Costa, F.
 
Sudis hyalina
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 6.2 cm SL

 
Uncisudis advena
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 18.7 cm SL

 
Uncisudis longirostra
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 1.8 cm SL

 
Uncisudis posteropelvis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 9.9 cm SL

 
Uncisudis quadrimaculata
[]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Anotopterus nikparini North Pacific daggertooth North Pacific 146 TL 1998
Anotopterus pharao Daggertooth North Atlantic 96 SL 1911
Anotopterus vorax Southern ocean daggertooth Southern Ocean 105 SL 1913
Arctozenus australis Southern spotted barracudina Indian Ocean, Antarctic 31.6 SL 2019
Arctozenus risso Spotted barracudina Worldwide distribution fr 30 SL 1840
Dolichosudis fuliginosa Eastern Atlantic 24.4 SL 1969
Magnisudis atlantica Duckbill barracudina Circumglobal 56 SL 1868
Magnisudis indica Indo-West Pacific. 1953
Magnisudis prionosa Southern barracudina Probably circumglobal in 55 TL 1963
Notolepis annulata Ringed barracudina Western Atlantic 30 TL 1978
Notolepis coatsorum Antarctic jonasfish Probably circumglobal in 38 SL 1908
Paralepis brevirostris Atlantic Ocean 24.2 SL 1928
Paralepis coregonoides Sharpchin barracudina Atlantic Ocean 50 SL 1820
Paralepis elongata Indian and Atlantic 21 TL 1906
Paralepis speciosa Mediterranean Sea endemic 1878
Stemonosudis bullisi Western Central Atlantic 6.2 SL 1963
Stemonosudis distans Western Central Pacific. 2.3 SL 1957
Stemonosudis elegans Tailspot barracudina Indo-Pacific 5.5 TL 1933
Stemonosudis elongata Indo-Pacific, from East A 11.7 SL 1933
Stemonosudis gracilis Atlantic, Indian, and Wes 9.9 SL 1933
Stemonosudis intermedia Atlantic Ocean 15.2 SL 1933
Stemonosudis macrura Indo-Pacific. Eastern Pa 15 TL 1933
Stemonosudis miscella Eastern Indian Ocean 5.5 SL 1933
Stemonosudis molesta Southwest Pacific 14.6 SL 1955
Stemonosudis rothschildi Rothschild's barracudina Pacific Ocean 23 SL 1967
Stemonosudis siliquiventer Atlantic Ocean 16.0 SL 1970
Sudis atrox Fierce pike smelt Eastern Atlantic 12.5 TL 1963
Sudis hyalina Circumglobal, broadly dis 100 TL 1810
Uncisudis advena Western Central Atlantic 6.2 SL 1963
Uncisudis longirostra Eastern Central Atlantic 18.7 SL 1956
Uncisudis posteropelvis Western North Pacific 1.8 SL 2004
Uncisudis quadrimaculata Atlantic. 9.9 SL 1969



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