Barracudas

Pillai, P K Mahadevan (1981) Barracudas. Marine Fisheries Information Service, Technical and Extension Series, 31 . pp. 9-10.

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Abstract

The barracudas, otherwise known as sea-pikes of the family sphyraenidae, are caught in sizeable quantities Along the indian coast. They are reported to occur in all tropical waters. Of the four distinct species Reported from the indo-pacific region viz., sphyraena barracuda (walbaum), s. Jello cuvier, s. Forsteri Cuvier and s. Obtusata cuvier (fig. 1), the former two species attain more than 1.5 m in length whereas others grow to a maximum of 40-60 cm, the common size range being 20-30 cm (fischer and whitehead, 1974.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Barracudas; sea-pikes ; sphyraenidae; sphyraena barracuda
Subjects:Pelagic Fisheries
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Pelagic Fisheries
ID Code:2777
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Deposited On:24 Sep 2010 12:18
Last Modified:25 May 2012 14:11

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