WoRMS taxon details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSphyraena barracuda (Walbaum, 1792)

159812

urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:159812

Unaccepted: synonym, or anything that is not accepted unaccepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Found predominantly at or near the surface...  
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Found predominantly at or near the surface (Ref. 6949). Juveniles occur among mangroves, estuaries and shallow sheltered inner reef areas; adults occur in a wide range of habitats from murky inner harbors to open seas. Diurnal and solitary, but can also be found in small aggregations. Feeds on fishes (littoral schooling and coral-reef fishes), cephalopods and sometimes on shrimps (Ref. 9626). Commercially important in Guam but banned from sale in the West Indies because large adults often ciguatoxic. Rarely attacks humans, usually with one quick, fierce strike, which, although serious, is rarely fatal. Also caught with set-nets (Ref. 9768). Sold fresh. Utilzed also dried/salted (Ref. 9987). Although this species is ciguatoxic elsewhere throughout its range, it has not been reported to be poisonous in the eastern Atlantic (Ref. 6949). [details]
Bailly, N. (2017). Sphyraena barracuda (Walbaum, 1792). In: Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2017). FishBase. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=159812 on 2017-11-18

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2005-05-30 09:27:08Z
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2008-01-15 17:27:08Z
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2008-02-28 13:41:07Z
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2013-01-08 10:48:02Z
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basis of record Robins, C.R., G.C. Ray, J. Douglass and R. Freund. 1986. A field guide to Atlantic coast fishes of North America. Houghton Mifflin Co. Boston. 354 p. [details]   

additional source Smith, J.L.B. & Smith, M.M. (1963). The fishes of Seychelles. Department of Ichthyology, Rhodes University. Grahamstown. [details]   

additional source Randall, J.E. (1992). Red Sea Reef Fishes. Immel Publishing. [details]   

additional source McEachran, J. D. (2009). Fishes (Vertebrata: Pisces) of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 1223–1316 in: Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M Press, College Station, Texas. [details]   

additional source Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2017). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

context source (Deepsea) Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO. The Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS), available online at http://www.iobis.org/ [details]   

context source (HKRMS) Hong Kong marine fish database. AFCD. , available online at http://www.hk-fish.net/eng/database/index.htm [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Found predominantly at or near the surface (Ref. 6949). Juveniles occur among mangroves, estuaries and shallow sheltered inner reef areas; adults occur in a wide range of habitats from murky inner harbors to open seas. Diurnal and solitary, but can also be found in small aggregations. Feeds on fishes (littoral schooling and coral-reef fishes), cephalopods and sometimes on shrimps (Ref. 9626). Commercially important in Guam but banned from sale in the West Indies because large adults often ciguatoxic. Rarely attacks humans, usually with one quick, fierce strike, which, although serious, is rarely fatal. Also caught with set-nets (Ref. 9768). Sold fresh. Utilzed also dried/salted (Ref. 9987). Although this species is ciguatoxic elsewhere throughout its range, it has not been reported to be poisonous in the eastern Atlantic (Ref. 6949). [details]
 

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Japanese Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorオニカマス  [details]