WoRMS taxon details

Sphyraena forsteri Cuvier, 1829

212047  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:212047)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Cuvier, G.; Valenciennes, A. (1829). Histoire naturelle des poissons. Tome troisième. Suite du Livre troisième. Des percoïdes à dorsale unique à sept rayons branchiaux et à dents en velours ou en cardes. <em>F. G. Levrault, Paris.</em> v. 3: i-xxviii + 2 pp. + 1-500, Pls. 41-71. [Cuvier authored volume. i-xxii + 1-368 in Strasbourg edition.]. [details]   
Description Nocturnally active fish, but occuring in large schools above lagoon patch reefs and along outer reef slopes during the day...  
Description Nocturnally active fish, but occuring in large schools above lagoon patch reefs and along outer reef slopes during the day (Ref. 9768). Feeds mainly on fishes, but also on penaeid shrimps and squids. Mainly nocturnal. Sold fresh, frozen or dried salted in markets. Unreliable claims of ciguatera poisoning from eating this species need confirmation. [details]
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2022). FishBase. Sphyraena forsteri Cuvier, 1829. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: https://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=212047 on 2022-08-15
Date
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1997-02-24 18:26:33Z
created
2008-01-15 17:27:08Z
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original description Cuvier, G.; Valenciennes, A. (1829). Histoire naturelle des poissons. Tome troisième. Suite du Livre troisième. Des percoïdes à dorsale unique à sept rayons branchiaux et à dents en velours ou en cardes. <em>F. G. Levrault, Paris.</em> v. 3: i-xxviii + 2 pp. + 1-500, Pls. 41-71. [Cuvier authored volume. i-xxii + 1-368 in Strasbourg edition.]. [details]   

context source (HKRMS) ERM. (1998). Fisheries resources and fishing operations in Hong Kong waters. Final report. Submitted to Agriculture & Fisheries Department, The Hong Kong SAR Government. [details]   

basis of record Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2021). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. version (08/2021)., available online at https://www.fishbase.org [details]   

additional source Liu, J.Y. [Ruiyu] (ed.). (2008). Checklist of marine biota of China seas. <em>China Science Press.</em> 1267 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
 
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Description Nocturnally active fish, but occuring in large schools above lagoon patch reefs and along outer reef slopes during the day (Ref. 9768). Feeds mainly on fishes, but also on penaeid shrimps and squids. Mainly nocturnal. Sold fresh, frozen or dried salted in markets. Unreliable claims of ciguatera poisoning from eating this species need confirmation. [details]
LanguageName 
English bigeye barracuda  [details]
Japanese オオメカマス  [details]
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To NMNH Extant Collection (Sphyraena forsteri FIN034408 Slide 120 mm)
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