Sphyraena chrysotaenia Klunzinger, 1884
Yellowstripe barracuda
Sphyraena chrysotaenia
photo by Ilkyaz, A.T.

 Family:  Sphyraenidae (Barracudas)
 Max. size:  32.2 cm TL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  pelagic-neritic
 Distribution:  Indo-Pacific. Mediterranean: Lessepsian migrant.
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 6-6; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-10; Anal spines: 2-2; Anal soft rays: 9-9. Dusky band from snout through center of eye and above pectoral base to caudal peduncle, the band may be yellowish on the head; caudal fin yellow, upper and trailing edge black (Ref. 5491).
 Biology: 
 IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated  (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
 Country info:   
 

 Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 07.03.96
 Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 02.05.16

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