Sphyraena barracuda (Walbaum, 1792)

Species synonym in GBIF Backbone Taxonomy

AnimaliaChordataActinopterygiiPerciformesSphyraenidaeSphyraenaSphyraena barracuda

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Full Name

Sphyraena barracuda (Walbaum, 1792)

Common names

  • Barra eng
  • Barracuda eng
  • Commerson's sea pike eng
  • more

Taxonomic status

heterotypic synonym of Sphyraena barracuda (Edwards, 1771)


Esox barracuda Walbaum, 1792

Living period

15.97 to 0.3 Ma


Not terrestrial, Marine, Not freshwater, Brackish, Marine, Nektonic

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Subordinate taxa


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Occurrence datasets



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. (2050) 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.


Known issues

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  • basionym relation derived

Source information

This backbone name usage is included because it was found in another checklist at the time the backbone was built.
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Record history

This record was last modified on Jul 25, 2016.