Sphyraena chrysotaenia Klunzinger, 1884
Yellowstripe barracuda
Sphyraena chrysotaenia
photo by Ilkyaz, A.T.

Family:  Sphyraenidae (Barracudas)
Max. size:  32.2 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  pelagic-neritic; depth range 1 - 50 m
Distribution:  Indo-Pacific: from East London, South Africa to Iraq, east to Fiji. Mediterranean: Lessepsian migrant.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 6-6; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-10; Anal spines: 2-2; Anal soft rays: 9-9. Dusky band from snout through center of eye and above pectoral base to caudal peduncle, the band may be yellowish on the head; caudal fin yellow, upper and trailing edge black (Ref. 5491).
Biology:  Minimum depth from Ref. 122826.
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 07.03.96
Modified by: Polido, Rubyann Robelle - 14.09.20

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