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Sphyraena flavicauda  Rüppell, 1838

Yellowtail barracuda
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Classification / Names Nomi Comuni | Sinonimi | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterigi (pesci con pinne raggiate) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Sphyraenidae (Barracudas)
Etymology: Sphyraena: Greek, sphyraina, -es = the name of a fish (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Rüppell.

Ambiente / Clima / Range Ecologia

; marino associati a barriera corallina; distribuzione batimetrica 2 - 25 m (Ref. 48637).   Tropical, preferred ?

Distribuzione Stati | Aree FAO | Ecosystems | Presenze | Point map | Introduzioni | Faunafri

Indo-West Pacific: Persian Gulf (Ref.80050); Red Sea to Samoa, north to the Ryukyu Islands, south to the Great Barrier Reef. The exact range is uncertain because of confusion of this species with Sphyraena obtusata (Ref. 9768). Mediterranean: Lessepsian migrant (Ref. 50345).

Size / Peso / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 60.0 cm TL maschio/sesso non determinato; (Ref. 9768); common length : 40.0 cm TL maschio/sesso non determinato; (Ref. 9768)

Short description Morfologia | Morfometria

Spine dorsali (totale): 6; Raggi dorsali molli (totale): 9; Spine anali 2; Raggi anali molli: 9. Body with two brown or brownish yellow longitudinal stripes which may disappear in old specimens; caudal fin yellowish (Ref. 9768). S. flavicauda is more elongate than S. obtusata and differs in dorsal fin height pectoral fin length (Ref. 37816).

Biologia     Glossario (es. epibenthic)

Inhabits lagoon and sheltered seaward reefs (Ref. 9710); also found in bays (Ref. 9768). Often schools on coastal reefs (Ref. 48637).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturità | Riproduzione | Deposizione | Uova | Fecundity | Larve

Main reference Upload your references | Bibliografia | Coordinatore | Collaboratori

Randall, J.E., G.R. Allen and R.C. Steene, 1990. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu, Hawaii. 506 p. (Ref. 2334)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Pesca: commerciale
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