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Sphyraena arabiansis Abdussamad & Retheesh, 2015

Arabian barracuda
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Sphyraenidae (Barracudas)
Etymology: Sphyraena: Greek, sphyraina, -es = the name of a fish (Ref. 45335);  arabiansis: Named for the collection area, Arabian Sea.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; pelagic-oceanic.   Tropical

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Western Indian Ocean: off south-west coast of India, in the Arabian Sea and around the Lakshadweep Islands and adjacent seamounts.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 142 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 111545)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 6; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 9. This large sized barracuda is distinguished by the following characters. along the body are numerous, small cycloid scales; 118-122 lateral line scales; a broad, rounded maxilla ending vertically below before the anterior margin of the eye; with a narrow interorbital area (4.20-5.13 in head length); prominently pointed are the paired central lobes of the caudal fin; very prominent lateral line curved before the origin of first dorsal fin; branchiostegal membrane in the opercular region is white; body without black spots (Ref. 111545).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Abdussamad, E.M., T.B. Retheesh, R. Thangaraja, K.K. Bineesh and D. Prakasan, 2015. Sphyraena arabiansis a new species of barracuda (Family: Sphyraenidae) from the south-west coast of India. Indian J. Fish. 62(2):1-6. (Ref. 111545)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)


CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00741 (0.00347 - 0.01582), b=2.91 (2.74 - 3.08), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  4.5   ±0.8 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Very Low, minimum population doubling time more than 14 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Very high vulnerability (77 of 100) .