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Class: Teleostei
Order: Carangaria/misc
Family: Sphyraenidae Barracudas

Genus: Sphyraena

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Sphyraena acutipinnis Sharpfin barracuda Indo-Pacific 80 TL 1876
Sphyraena afra Guinean barracuda Eastern Atlantic 205 TL 1844
Sphyraena arabiansis Arabian barracuda Western Indian Ocean 142 SL 2015
Sphyraena argentea Pacific barracuda Eastern Pacific 145 FL 1854
Sphyraena barracuda Great barracuda Indo-Pacific 200 TL 1771
Sphyraena borealis Northern sennet Western Atlantic 46 TL 1842
Sphyraena chrysotaenia Yellowstripe barracuda Indo-Pacific 32.2 TL 1884
Sphyraena ensis Mexican barracuda Eastern Pacific 127 FL 1882
Sphyraena flavicauda Yellowtail barracuda Indo-West Pacific 60 TL 1838
Sphyraena forsteri Bigeye barracuda Indo-Pacific 92.3 FL 1829
Sphyraena guachancho Guachanche barracuda Western Atlantic 200 TL 1829
Sphyraena helleri Heller's barracuda Eastern Pacific 54.6 SL 1901
Sphyraena iburiensis Northwest Pacific 23 SL 2005
Sphyraena idiastes Pelican barracuda Southeast Pacific 91 TL 1903
Sphyraena intermedia Mediterranean Sea. 74.5 SL 2009
Sphyraena japonica Japanese barracuda Western Pacific 35 SL 1801
Sphyraena jello Pickhandle barracuda Indo-West Pacific 150 TL 1829
Sphyraena lucasana Lucas barracuda Eastern Central Pacific 70 TL 1863
Sphyraena novaehollandiae Australian barracuda Indo-Pacific 100 TL 1860
Sphyraena obtusata Obtuse barracuda Indo-Pacific 55 TL 1829
Sphyraena picudilla Southern sennet Western Atlantic 61 FL 1860
Sphyraena pinguis Red barracuda Northwest Pacific 50 TL 1874
Sphyraena putnamae Sawtooth barracuda Indo-West Pacific 90 TL 1905
Sphyraena qenie Blackfin barracuda Indo-Pacific 170 TL 1870
Sphyraena sphyraena European barracuda Eastern Atlantic 165 TL 1758
Sphyraena stellata Yellow-striped barracuda Indo-Pacific 58.7 SL 2020
Sphyraena tome Southwest Atlantic 45 TL 1903
Sphyraena viridensis Yellowmouth barracuda Eastern Central Atlantic 128 FL 1829
Sphyraena waitii Indo-West Pacific. 31 FL 1908

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