Family Sphyraenidae - Barracudas
  Order
:
Sphyraenidae Sphyraenidae
  Class
:
Actinopterygii
No. in FishBase
:
Genera : 1 | Species : 28 Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
  Environment
:
Fresh : No | Brackish : No | Marine : Yes
  Division
:
Marine
  Aquarium
:
none
  First Fossil Record
:
lower   Tertiary   lower   Eocene
Ref..   Berg, L.S. 1958
  Remark
:
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. Voracious predators of other fishes. Attacks on humans have been reported. Pelagic spawning in schools. Food and game fishes, but large specimens may be ciguatoxic.
  Etymology
:
Greek, sphyraina = a fish similar to an iron pin, a pike like fish, 1849 ( Ref. 45335).
  Reproductive guild
:
nonguarders
  Typical activity level
:
active
  Main Ref
:
  Coordinator
:
  Deep Fin Classification
:
Osteichthyes | Actinopterygii | Actinopteri | Neopterygii | Teleostei | Osteoglossocephalai | Clupeocephala | Euteleosteomorpha | Neoteleostei | Eurypterygia | Ctenosquamata | Acanthomorphata | Acanthopterygii | Percomorphaceae | Carangaria | | | incertae | | | Sphyraenidae

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Species/Synonymy list for the family Sphyraenidae as currently in FishBase

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Scientifc name Status Senior/Junior synonym Combination
Sphyraena sphyraena (Linnaeus, 1758)
acceptedseniornew
Esox sphyraena Linnaeus, 1758
synonymseniororiginal
Esox spet Haüy, 1787
synonymotheroriginal
Sphyraena spet Lacepède, 1803
synonymjuniororiginal
Sphyraena vulgaris Cuvier, 1829
synonymjuniororiginal
Sphyraena bocagei Osório, 1891
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniorchange in rank
Sphyraena guachancho (non Cuvier, 1829)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Sphyraena barracuda (Edwards, 1771)
acceptedseniornew
Esox barracuda Edwards, 1771
synonymseniororiginal
Esox barracuda Walbaum, 1792
ambiguoushomonymoriginal
ambiguoushomonymnew
Sphyraena barracuda (Walbaum, 1792)
ambiguoushomonymnew
! Sphyraena baracuda (Walbaum, 1792)
ambiguoushomonymnew
! Syphyraena barracuda (Walbaum, 1792)
ambiguoushomonymnew
Sphyraena sphyraena picuda Bloch & Schneider, 1801
synonymjuniororiginal
Sphyraena picuda Bloch & Schneider, 1801
synonymjuniorchange in rank
Sphyraena becuna Lacepède, 1803
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
! Sphyraena commersoni Cuvier, 1829
synonymjuniororiginal
Sphyraena dussumieri Valenciennes, 1831
synonymjuniororiginal
Sphyraena japonica Bloch & Schneider, 1801
acceptedseniororiginal
Sphyraena japonica Cuvier, 1829
ambiguoushomonymoriginal
Sphyraena forsteri Cuvier, 1829
acceptedseniororiginal
! Sphyraena forsteni Cuvier, 1829
synonymseniororiginal
Sphyraena toxeuma Fowler, 1904
synonymjuniororiginal
Callosphyraena toxeuma (Fowler, 1904)
synonymjuniornew
acceptedseniororiginal
! Sphyraena guachanche Cuvier, 1829
synonymseniororiginal
! Sphyraena guaguancho Cuvier, 1829
synonymseniororiginal
Sphyraena dubia Bleeker, 1863
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
Sphyraena jello Cuvier, 1829
acceptedseniororiginal
! Sphyraena jelio Cuvier, 1829
synonymseniororiginal
Sphyraena permisca Smith, 1956
synonymjuniororiginal
Sphyraena japonica (non Cuvier, 1829)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Sphyraena qenie (non Klunzinger, 1870)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Sphyraena obtusata Cuvier, 1829
acceptedseniororiginal
! Sphyraena obtusa Cuvier, 1829
synonymseniororiginal
Sphyraena chinensis Lacepède, 1803
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
! Sphyraena brachygnathus Bleeker, 1855
synonymjuniororiginal
Sphyraena pinguis (non Günther, 1874)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Sphyraena chrysotaenia (non Klunzinger, 1884)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Sphyraenella chrysotaenia (non Klunzinger, 1884)
misappliedmisappliednew
acceptedseniororiginal
! Sphyraena viridiscens Cuvier, 1829
synonymseniororiginal
Sphyraena viridensis mediterranea Relini & Orsi Relini, 1997
synonymotheroriginal
Sphyraena vulgaris (non Cuvier, 1829)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Sphyraena flavicauda Rüppell, 1838
acceptedseniororiginal
Sphyraenella flavicauda (Rüppell, 1838)
synonymseniornew
Sphyraena langsar Bleeker, 1855
synonymjuniororiginal
Sphyraena forsteri (non Cuvier, 1829)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Sphyraena obtusata (non Cuvier, 1829)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Sphyraena chrysotaenia (non Klunzinger, 1884)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Sphyraena borealis DeKay, 1842
acceptedseniororiginal
Sphyraena afra Peters, 1844
acceptedseniororiginal
Sphyraena hupferi Fischer, 1885
synonymjuniororiginal
Sphyraena piscatorum Cadenat, 1964
synonymjuniororiginal
Sphyraena guachancho (non Cuvier, 1829)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Sphyraena jello (non Cuvier, 1829)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Sphyraena dubia (non Bleeker, 1863)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Sphyraena argentea Girard, 1854
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
synonymseniornew
! Sphyraena novaehollandia Günther, 1860
synonymseniororiginal
! Sphyraena novaehollandie Günther, 1860
synonymseniororiginal
! Sphyraena uoraebolandiae Günther, 1860
synonymseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
! Sphyraema picudilla Poey, 1860
synonymseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
Sphyraena qenie Klunzinger, 1870
acceptedseniororiginal
! Sphyraena genie Klunzinger, 1870
synonymseniororiginal
Sphyraena nigripinnis Temminck & Schlegel, 1843
ambiguousquestionableoriginal
Sphyraena tessera Smith, 1956
synonymjuniororiginal
Sphyraena putnamiae (non Jordan & Seale, 1905)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Sphyraena pinguis Günther, 1874
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
Sphyraena africana Gilchrist & Thompson, 1909
synonymjuniororiginal
Indosphyraena africana (Gilchrist & Thompson, 1909)
synonymjuniornew
Sphyraena natalensis von Bonde, 1923
synonymjuniororiginal
Sphyraena japonica (non Cuvier, 1829)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Sphyraena helleri (non Jenkins, 1901)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Sphyraena ensis Jordan & Gilbert, 1882
acceptedseniororiginal
Sphyraena chrysotaenia Klunzinger, 1884
acceptedseniororiginal
Sphyraenella chrysotaenia (Klunzinger, 1884)
synonymseniornew
Sphyraena obtusata (non Cuvier, 1829)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Sphyraena helleri Jenkins, 1901
acceptedseniororiginal
Sphyraena novaehollandiae (non Günther, 1860)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Sphyraena idiastes Heller & Snodgrass, 1903
acceptedseniororiginal
Sphyraena tome Fowler, 1903
acceptedseniororiginal
Sphyraena putnamae Jordan & Seale, 1905
acceptedseniororiginal
! Sphyraena putnamiae Jordan & Seale, 1905
synonymseniororiginal
! Sphyraena putnamie Jordan & Seale, 1905
synonymseniororiginal
Sphyraena raghava Chaudhuri, 1917
synonymjuniororiginal
Sphyraena bleekeri Williams, 1959
synonymjuniororiginal
Sphyraena jello (non Cuvier, 1829)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Sphyraena qenie (non Klunzinger, 1870)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Sphyraena waitii Ogilby, 1908
acceptedseniororiginal
! Sphyraena waitei Ogilby, 1908
synonymseniororiginal
! Sphyraena waiteii Ogilby, 1908
synonymseniororiginal
! Sphyraena waittei Ogilby, 1908
synonymseniororiginal
Sphyraena iburiensis Doiuchi & Nakabo, 2005
acceptedseniororiginal
Sphyraena intermedia Pastore, 2009
acceptedseniororiginal
Sphyraena arabiansis Abdussamad & Retheesh, 2015
acceptedseniororiginal
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