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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSphyraena barracuda (Walbaum, 1792) 
AphiaID: 159812

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) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSphyraena (Genus)
Status Unaccepted: synonym, or anything that is not accepted unaccepted
Accepted name  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSphyraena barracuda (Edwards, 1771)
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSphyraena Artedi, 1793
Sources  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]

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Environment marine, brackish, fresh
Distribution 
From other sources
Djibouti
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDjibouti [details]
Federal Republic of Somalia
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSomalia [details]
Indian Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorChagos [details]
Kenya
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorKenya [details]
Madagascar
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMadagascar [details]
Mozambique
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMozambique [details]
North Atlantic Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNorth West Atlantic [details]
Red Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRed Sea [details]
Republic of Mauritius
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMauritius [details]
Seychelles
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSeychelles [details]
South Africa
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSouth Africa (country) [details]
Tanzania
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTanzania [details]
Host of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCaligus infestans Heller, 1865 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorThysanote goodi Causey, 1960 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCaligus isonyx Steenstrup & Lütken, 1861 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCaligus pauliani Nuñes-Ruivo & Fourmanoir, 1956 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMidias lobodes Wilson C.B., 1911 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (102 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (123 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo FishBase 
Note 
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]
Images Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor[show unreviewed]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:159812
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
2005-05-30 09:27:08Z  created  Cuvelier, Daphne
2008-01-15 17:27:08Z  changed  Bailly, Nicolas
2008-02-28 13:41:07Z  changed  Bailly, Nicolas
2013-01-08 10:48:02Z  changed  Bailly, Nicolas
  
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  Citation: Bailly, N. (2014). Sphyraena barracuda (Walbaum, 1792). 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=159812 on 2014-09-18
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