Ecology of Sphyraena barracuda
 
Main Ref. Myers, R.F., 1991
Distribution
Marine - Neritic
  • supra-littoral zone
  • littoral zone
  • sublittoral zone
Marine - Oceanic
  • epipelagic
  • mesopelagic
  • epipelagic
  • abyssopelagic
  • hadopelagic
Brackishwater
  • estuaries/lagoons/brackish seas
  • mangroves
  • marshes/swamps
Freshwater
  • rivers/streams
  • lakes/ponds
  • caves
  • exclusively in caves
Highighted items on the list are where Sphyraena barracuda may be found.
Remarks Found predominantly at or near the surface (Ref. 6949). Juveniles occur among mangroves, estuaries and shallow sheltered inner reef areas; adults occur in a wide range of habitats from murky inner harbors to open seas. Feeds on fishes, cephalopods and sometimes on shrimps (Ref. 9626). Feeds during the day as well as at night (diurnal and nocturnal). Juveniles prefer brackishwater areas, bays and stream mouths. Piscivore (Ref. 33499, 57616).

Substrate

Substrate Pelagic;
Substrate Ref.
Special habitats Beds: sea grass; Coral Reefs;
Special habitats Ref. Nguyen, N.T. and V.Q. Nguyen, 2006

Associations

Ref.
Associations solitary;
Associated with
Association remarks Diurnal and solitary, but can also be found in small aggregations.
Parasitism

Feeding

Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type ref Honebrink, R., 1990
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit ref Honebrink, R., 1990
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition 4.49 0.55 4.32 0.70 Troph of juv./adults from 2 studies.
Ref. Sierra, L.M., R. Claro and O.A. Popova, 1994
From individual food items 4.50 0.80 Trophic level estimated from a number of food items using a randomized resampling routine.
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Luna, Susan M. on 06.10.91
Modified by Casal, Christine Marie V. on 04.04.18
Checked by Sta. Iglesia, Drina on 06.02.01
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