Barracuda Tunas Mackerels

BRASS STRIPED BARRACUDA Sphyraena helleri

YEUOWTAII BARRACUDA Sphyraena Bavicauda

SEE: to 50 cm (20 in.) Barracudas • Sphyraenidae

ID: Silvery, yellowish to yellow tail; long cylindrical body with underslung jaw and pointed teeth; a pair of diffuse brownish stripes on side. Form schools. Coastal reefs, lagoons and outer slopes to 20 m.

Indo - West Pacific: Red Sea and E. Africa to Samoa. - S.W. Japan to Australia.

BRASS STRIPED BARRACUDA Sphyraena helleri

ID: Silvery; long cylindrical body and large underslung jaw with pointed teeth; pair of thin brassy stripes on sides. Form large daytime schools; disperse to feed at night. Coastal, lagoon and outer reefs to 60 m.

Indo -Pacific: E. Africa to Hawaii and Pitcairn I. east of French Polynesia. - S.W. Japan to Australia.

Indo -Pacific: E. Africa to Hawaii and Pitcairn I. east of French Polynesia. - S.W. Japan to Australia.

BIGEYE BARRACUDA Sphyraena forsten

SEE: to 65 cm (2 ft.) Banacudas - Sphyraenidae

ID: Silvery; long cylindrical body and large underslung jaw with pointed teeth; rear dorsal fin dusky with white tip, blackish spot behind base of pectoral fin. Form schools. Reefs and outer reef slopes to 300 m.

Indo - Pacific: E. Africa to Society Is. in French Polynesia. - S.W. Japan to New Caledonia.

GREAT BARRACUDA Sphyraena barracuda

SEE: to 180 cm (6 ft.) Barracudas - Sphyraenidae

ID: Silvery; long cylindrical body and large underslung jaw with pointed teeth; usually has a few scattered dark blotches. Can display barred or mottled pattern when resting near bottom Solitary or form small groups. Reefs, usually in relatively shallow water to 15 m. Circumtropical.

pickhandle BARRACUDA Sphyraena jello

SIZE: to 150 cm (5 ft.) Banacudas - Sphyraenidae

ID: Silvery with yellowish tail; long cylindrical body and large underslung jaw with pointed teeth; about 20 wavy bars primarily on upper half of the body. Form schools. Coastal, lagoons and outer reefs to about 60 m. Indo-West Pacific: E. Africa to Fiji. - S.W. Japan to Australia.

BLACKFIN BARRACUDA Sphyraena qenie

ID: Silvery with dusky to dark tail with dark margtn; long cylindrical body and large underslung jaw with pointed teeth; about 18-22 chevron-shaped dark markings on sides. Form large schools. Seaward reefs to 50 m. Indo-Pacific: Red Sea and E. Africa to Panama. - S.W. Japan to Australia.

WAHOO Acanthocybium solandri

SIZE: to 210 cm (7 ft.) Tunas & Mackerels - Scombridae ED: Silver; long slender body with dorsal and anal finlets and elongate pointed snout; occasionally display wavy-bar pattern. Solitary or in pairs. Pelagic, but occasionally pass near reefs. Circumtropical.

NARROW BARRED SPANISH mackerr SooobmomBaommascn SIZE: to 235 cm (7'/: ft.) Tunas & Mackerels - Scombnade ID: Silvery; long slender body with dorsai and ana] finlets; display numerous thin wavy-bars. Solitary Pelagic, but occasionally pass near or over reefs. Indo- West Pacific: Red Sea to Australia and New Caledonia, north to S.W. Japan.

Grammatorcynus Bilineatus

DOUBLE-LINED MACKEREL Grammatorcynus bilineatus SIZE: to 100 cm (3'/. ft.) Tunas & Mackerels - Scombridae ID: Silver; long slender unmarked body with dorsal and anal finlets; 2 lateral lines, one on upper the other on lower side. Lagoon, outer reefs and around dropoffs and steep pinnacles to 15m.

Indo - West Pacific: Red Sea to Samoa. - S.W. Japan to Australia.

DOGTOOTH TUNA Gymnosaida unicobr

SIZE: to 180 cm (6 ft.) Tunas & Mackerels - Scombridae ID: Silver; long somewhat stocky unmarked body with dorsal and anal finlets: pale tips on rear dorsal and anal fins; single lateral line. Most common tuna on ooral reefs. Deeper lagoons, passes and outer reef slopes to 60 m. Indo - Pacific: Red Sea and E. Africa to Marquesas Is. m French Polynesia. - S.W. Japan to Australia.

YEIL0WEIN TUNA Thunnus albacares

SIZE: to 210 cm (7 ft.) Tunas & Mackerels - Scombridae ID: Silver, yellow dorsal and anal fins; large deep body; long dark pectoral fins. Form large schools. Pelagic, occasionally individuals or schools may pass by outer reef drop-offs. Circumglobal: In tropical and temperate seas.

ORIENTAL B0NIT0 Saida orientalis

SIZE: to 102 cm (3'/. ft.) Tunas & Mackerels - Scombridae ID: Silvery; torpedo-like body with closely spaced dorsal fins and dorsal and anal finlets: numerous narrow black stripes on back. Form schools. Pelagic, occasionally in the vicinity of reefs. Indo-Pacific: Red Sea and E. Africa to Central America. - S.W. Japan to Australia.

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