Taxon profile


Great Barracuda
Sphyraena barracuda (Edwards, 1771)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Actinopterygii - ray-finned fishes »  order Carangiformes »  family Sphyraenidae - barracudas »  genus Sphyraena - barracudas

Scientific synonyms

Esox barracuda Edwards, 1771
Esox barracuda Walbaum, 1792
Agrioposphyraena barracuda (Walbaum, 1792)
Syphyraena barracuda (Walbaum, 1792)
Sphyraena baracuda (Walbaum, 1792)
Sphyraena becuna Lacépède, 1803
Sphyraena commersonii Cuvier, 1829
Sphyraena dussumieri Valenciennes, 1831
Sphyraena picuda Bloch & Schneider, 1801
Sphyraena sphyraena picuda Bloch & Schneider, 1801

Other names

= Barra
= Barracuda
= Commerson's Sea Pike

Least Concern LC



Sphyraena barracuda - Great Barracuda

Author: Pavel Zuber


Intertaxon relationships

predator: Coryphaena hippurus Linnaeus, 1758 - Common Dolphifish

Links and literature

CH DE EN FR IT NL PR SP FishBase [1235]

Froese R., Pauly D. (eds.): FishBase []
CZ AQUATAB. World Wide Web electronic publication [species/25526]

Plíštil J. (Ed.) (2009): AQUATAB. World Wide Web electronic publication [] [as Sphyraena barracuda (Edwards, 1792)]
Data retrieved on: 17 January 2010
EN IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018-1 [190399]

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species [] [as Sphyraena barracuda (Edwards, 1771)]
Data retrieved on: 3 August 2018

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