Sphyraena barracuda Edwards 1771 (barracuda)

Actinopteri - Acanthomorphata - Sphyraenidae

Alternative combination: Esox barracuda

Belongs to Sphyraena according to R. W. Purdy et al. 2001

Sister taxa: Sphyraena bognorensis, Sphyraena bolcensis, Sphyraena carinata, Sphyraena crassidens, Sphyraena lugardi, Sphyraena pannonica, Sphyraena substriata

Ecology: nektonic omnivore


• Quaternary of United States (1: Florida collection)

• Pliocene of Angola (1), United States (2: Florida, North Carolina)

• Miocene of Costa Rica (1), Mexico (1), Panama (1), United States (5: North Carolina, Virginia)

Total: 12 collections each including a single occurrence

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