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Sphyraena argentea Girard, 1854

Pacific barracuda
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Actinopterígios (peces con aletas radiadas) > 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 Ecología

; marino; oceanodromo (Ref. 51243); rango de profundidad 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).

Tamaño / Peso / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 145 cm FL macho / no sexado; (Ref. 40637); peso máximo publicado: 12.0 kg (Ref. 40637); edad máxima reportada: 12 años (Ref. 56049)

Short description Morfología | Morfometría

Espinas dorsales (total): 6; Radios blandos dorsales (total): 9-10; Espinas anales 1; Radios blandos anales: 8 - 9. Color bluish or brownish dorsally, silvery ventrally (Ref. 6885).

Biología     Glosario (por ej. 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 Madurez | Reproducción | Puesta | Huevos | Fecundidad | Larva

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

Pesquerías: comercial; pesca deportiva: 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].
Nivel trófico (Ref. 69278):  4.5   ±0.80 se; Based on food items.
Resiliencia (Ref. 69278):  Medio, población duplicada en un tiempo mínimo de 1.4-4.4 años (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.