Sphyraena barracuda

Great barracuda GBA
Characteristic features:

Silvery grey with many dark bars on upper sides not crossing lateral line, caudal fin black with white tips.


Up to 170 cm TL.

Important conditions and life stages:

Juveniles with a series of large dark blotches arranged irregularly on sides of body.


Indo-West Pacific and Atlantic in tropical and subtropical waters.


Offshore pelagic and near reefs, from the surface to 100 m depth.

Indonesian fisheries:

Caught by handline and set nets.

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