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


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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
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Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2010 06:48
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:19

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