Barracuda

Order: 
Perciformes
Family: 
Sphyraenidae

Marine fish with regularly ossified skeleton. Long and almost cylindrical body. Spiky head and relatively small. Wide mouth, with large teeth and pointed chin, very prominent and with the fleshy tip. Preoperculum totally covered with scales. Two dorsal fins separated and opposite the pelvis and anal. Coloration of greyish whitish silvery grey background, darker on the back, with a golden longitudinal band in the middle of the flanks. It measures up to 1.65 m.

International Designations

France: 
Bécune européenne
Italy: 
Luccio di mare o Barracuda
Portugal: 
Bicuda
UK: 
Barracuda
Fishing gears: 
Hooks
Purse seines
FAO code: 
YRS
Scientific name: 
Sphyraena sphyraena
Type: 
Blue fish
Fishing areas: 
Area 27: the Northeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean
Area 34: the Eastern Central part of the Atlantic Ocean
Area 37: the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea
Area 47: the Southeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean
Global production (Tons): 
151
Fishing seasons: 
ENE
FEB
MAR
ABR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AGO