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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSphyraenidae 
AphiaID: 125565

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorChordata (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorVertebrata (Subphylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGnathostomata (Superclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPisces (Superclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorActinopterygii (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPerciformes (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSphyraenidae (Family)
Status accepted
Rank Family
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPerciformes
Sources  basis of record van der Land, J.; Costello, M.J.; Zavodnik, D.; Santos, R.S.; Porteiro, F.M.; Bailly, N.; Eschmeyer, W.N.; Froese, R. (2001). Pisces, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 357-374 (look up in IMIS[details]

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Language   Name 
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorbarracudas  [details]
Norwegian BokmÃ¥l Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorbarrakudafamilien  [details]
Norwegian Nynorsk Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorbarrakudafamilien  [details]
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 Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSphyraena Artedi, 1793

Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAgrioposphyraena Fowler, 1903 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSphyraena Artedi, 1793
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAustraluzza accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSphyraena Artedi, 1793
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCallosphyraena Smith, 1956 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSphyraena Artedi, 1793
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorIndosphyraena Smith, 1956 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSphyraena Artedi, 1793
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSphyraema accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSphyraena Artedi, 1793
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSphyraenella accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSphyraena Artedi, 1793
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSyphyraena accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSphyraena Artedi, 1793
Environment marine
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank  
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
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From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Tropical and subtropical. Distribution: Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific Oceans. Elongated body. Large-mouthed with the lower jaw projecting forward bearing strong fanglike teeth. Upper jaw non-protractile, an adaptation to feeding on large prey. Well-developed lateral line. Gill rakers vestigial. Position of pectoral fins relatively low. Dorsal fins far apart. First dorsal fin with 5 spines; second dorsal with 1 spine and 9 soft rays. Vertebrae 24 (11+13). Usually to 1.8 m maximum length; could grow longer. Attack on humans have been reported.  [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:125565
Taxonomic
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Date   action   by
2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  van der Land, Jacob
  
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  Citation: WoRMS (2014). Sphyraenidae. In: Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2014) FishBase. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=125565 on 2014-11-20
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