Sphyraena barracuda

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Vulnerability
Not Assessed Species’ vulnerability not assesed

Information

Found predominantly at or near the surface. Juvenile occurs among mangroves, estuaries and shallow sheltered inner reef areas; adult occurs in a wide range of habitats from murky inner harbors to open seas. Diurnal and solitary, but can also be found in small aggregations. Feeds on fishes, cephalopods and sometimes on shrimps. Rarely attacks humans, usually with one quick, fierce strike, which, although serious, is rarely fatal. Sold fresh. Utilized also dried or salted.

Localization

Indo-Pacific: Red Sea and east coast of Africa to Hawaii and the Marquesan and Tuamoto islands. Western Atlantic: Massachusetts (USA), Bermuda, and throughout the Caribbean Sea to Brazil. Eastern Atlantic: Sierra Leone, Côte d’Ivoire, Togo, Nigeria, Senegal and Mauritania.

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Environment

Marine/Brackish

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