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Sphyraena sphyraena European barracuda

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lexID:
4908 
AphiaID:
127068 
Scientific:
Sphyraena sphyraena 
German:
Europäische Barrakuda 
English:
European Barracuda 
Category:
Barracudas 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Sphyraenidae (Family) > Sphyraena (Genus) > sphyraena (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Linnaeus, ), 1758 
Occurrence:
Benin, the Black Sea, Angola, Azores, Bay of Biscay, Bermuda, Brazil, East-Atlantic Ocean, European Coasts, Madeira, Red Sea, São Tomé e Principé, Spain, the Canary Islands, the Cape Verde Archipelago, the Mediterranean Sea, West-Atlantic Ocean 
Sea depth:
0 - 100 Meter 
Size:
23.62" - 64.96" (60cm - 165cm) 
Temperature:
- 82.4 °F (°C - 28°C) 
Food:
Crabs, Crustaceans, Edible crab, Fish (little fishes), Rock lobster, Rock shrimps, Schrimps, Sepia 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for home aquaria! 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Least concern (LC)  
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Catalog of Life:
 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2019-08-11 02:53:05 

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(Linnaeus, 1758)

Distribution:
Eastern Atlantic: Bay of Biscay to Mossamedes, Angola, including the Mediterranean and Black Sea, Madeira, Canary Islands, and Azores. Western Atlantic: Bermuda and Brazil.

Biology:
Found in coastal and offshore waters.
Feeds mostly on fish, less often on cephalopods and crustaceans.

Synonymised taxa:
Esox spet Haüy, 1787
Esox sphyraena Linnaeus, 1758
Sphyraena bocagei Osório, 1891
Sphyraena spet (Lacepède, 1803)
Sphyraena sphyraena bocagei Osório, 1891
Sphyraena vulgaris Cuvier, 1829

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