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Sphyraena argentea Girard, 1854

Pacific barracuda
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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: Girard.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecologia

; marino; oceanodromo (Ref. 51243); distribuzione batimetrica 0 - 18 m (Ref. 2850).   Temperate; 58°N - 24°N, 155°W - 111°W

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Eastern Pacific: Alaska to Magdalena Bay, Baja California. Not common north of Point Conception (Ref. 11484).

Size / Peso / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 145 cm FL maschio/sesso non determinato; (Ref. 40637); peso massimo pubblicato: 12.0 kg (Ref. 40637); Età massima riportata: 12 anni (Ref. 56049)

Short description Morfologia | Morfometria

Spine dorsali (totale): 6; Raggi dorsali molli (totale): 9-10; Spine anali 1; Raggi anali molli: 8 - 9. Color bluish or brownish dorsally, silvery ventrally (Ref. 6885).

Biologia     Glossario (es. epibenthic)

Usually near shore or near the surface (Ref. 2850). Often in small schools (Ref. 2850). Young enter bays (Ref. 2850). Feed mainly on other fishes (Ref. 2850). Pelagic spawners (Ref. 56049). Migrate south from the California coast during autumn, but may remain in front of the Mexican coast throughout the year (Ref. 9345). Utilized fresh, dried or salted and frozen; eaten broiled and baked (Ref. 9988). Considered as potentially dangerous due to its large, sharp teeth and aggressive disposition, though there are no reports of attacks (Ref. 9988).

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

Pelagic spawner (Ref. 56049).

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Eschmeyer, W.N., E.S. Herald and H. Hammann, 1983. A field guide to Pacific coast fishes of North America. Boston (MA, USA): Houghton Mifflin Company. xii+336 p. (Ref. 2850)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)

  Least Concern (LC) ; Date assessed: 02 May 2008

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Traumatogenic (Ref. 13513)





Human uses

Pesca: commerciale; Pesce da pesca sportiva: si
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 8.9 - 23.1, mean 12.4 (based on 212 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  4.5   ±0.80 se; Based on food items.
Resilienza (Ref. 69278):  Medio, tempo minimo di raddoppiamento della popolazione 1.4 - 4.4 anni (K=0.14; tm=2-3; tmax=12; Fec=42,000).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  High to very high vulnerability (69 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Medium.