Sphyraena barracuda (Edwards, 1771)

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Full Name

Sphyraena barracuda (Edwards, 1771)

Common names

  • Barra eng
  • Barracuda eng
  • Commerson's sea pike eng
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Taxonomic status

Accepted species

According to

The Catalogue of Life, 3rd January 2011


Not terrestrial, Marine, Brackish, Marine

Georeferenced data

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Text based distributions present in some sources.

Distribution range

  • Present in Kenyan Exclusive Economic Zone Source: Mbaru E.K., C.M. Mlewa, E.N.Kimani. Length-weight relationship of 39 selected reef fishes in the Kenyan coastal artisanal fishery. Fish Res 106:3.
  • Present in MRGID:15132 Maftaha Bay Source: Hemminga, M.A.; Gwada, P.; Slim, F.J.; Dekoeyer, P.; Kazungu, J. (1995). Leaf production and nutrient contents of the seagrass Thalassodendron ciliatum in the proximity of a mangrove forest (Gazibay, Kenya). Aquat. Bot. 50(2): 159-170.
  • Present in MRGID:15132 Maftaha Bay Source: Huxham, M., Kimani, E. & Augley, J. 2008. The Fish Community of an East African Mangrove: Effects of Turbidity and Distance from the Sea. Western Indian Ocean Journal of Marine Science, 7, 57-67.
  • Present in MRGID:15132 Maftaha Bay Source: Huxham, Mark, Kimani, E and Augley, J (2004) Mangrove fish: a comparison of community structure between forested and cleared habitats. Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science, 60 (4). pp. 637-647.
  • Present in MRGID:15209 Mtwapa Source: Fulanda, B.; Ohtomi, J.; Mueni, E.; Kimani, E. (2011). Fishery trends, resource-use and management system in the Ungwana Bay fishery Kenya. Ocean & Coastal Management, vol. 54, no. 5, pp. 401-414.
  • Present in MRGID:21773 Western Indian Ocean Source: Romanov, E., Menard, F., Potier, M., Zamorov, V. 2009. The swimming crab Charybdis smithii: distribution, biology and trophic role in the pelagic ecosystem of the western Indian Ocean. Marine Biology, 156: 1089–1107.
  • Present in MRGID:26759 Ungama Bay Source: Fulanda, B.; Ohtomi, J.; Mueni, E.; Kimani, E. (2011). Fishery trends, resource-use and management system in the Ungwana Bay fishery Kenya. Ocean & Coastal Management, vol. 54, no. 5, pp. 401-414.
  • Present in MRGID:4288 Gulf of Mexico Source: Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M Press, College Station, Texas.
  • Present in MRGID:2118 Kenya Source: Bock, K.R. (1975). Preliminary checklist of the fishes of the south bank, Kilifi Creek, Kenya. Journal of the East Africa Natural History Society and National Museum 148.
  • Present in MRGID:2118 Kenya Source: De Troch, M., J. Mees, Papadopoulos & E. Wakwabi. (1996). Fish communities in tropical Bay (Gazi Bay, Kenya) : seagrass beds versus unvegetated areas.

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Abo, T., B. Bender, A. Capelle and T. DeBrum (1976) Marshallese English Dictionary.: Pail Language Texts. Micronesia.

Afonso, P., F.M. Porteiro, R.S. Santos, J.P. Barreiros, J. Worms and P. Wirtz (1999) Coastal marine fishes of São Tomé Island (Gulf of Guinea).: Arquipélago 17(A):65-92.

Aldan, D.T.: Checklist of fishes in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.: In prep.

Allen, G.R. and R.C. Steene (1988) Fishes of Christmas Island Indian Ocean.: Christmas Island Natural History Association, Christmas Island, Indian Ocean, 6798, Australia. 197 p.

Anonymous (1997) Bulletin statistique des pêches, année 1996.: République de Guinée, Centre National des Sciences Halieutiques de Boussoura (C.N.S.H.B.). Bull. Stat. No. 2. 35 p. + 2 annexes.

Bartsch, A.F. and E.F. McFarren (1962) Fish poisoning: a problem in food toxication.: Pacific Science.

Bianchi, G. (1985) FAO species identification sheets for fishery purposes. Field guide to the commercial marine and brackish-water species of Tanzania.: Prepared and published with the support of TCP/URT/4406 and FAO (FIRM) Regular Programme. FAO, Rome. 199 p.

Bouhlel, M. (1988) Poissons de Djibouti.: Placerville (California, USA): RDA International, Inc. 416 p.


Source information

This backbone name usage exists because it was found in another checklist at the time the backbone was built. The primary source name usage has since been removed from the portal.

Record history

This record was last modified in GBIF on Nov 3, 2014. The source was last visited by GBIF on Jul 30, 2015. It was last updated according to the publisher on Feb 8, 2013.

A record will be modified by GBIF when either the source record has been changed by the publisher, or improvements in the GBIF processing warrant an update.