Sphyraenidae


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Noun1.Sphyraenidae - monotypic family of large active fishes of tropical and subtropical waters: barracuda
fish family - any of various families of fish
Mugiloidea, suborder Mugiloidea - fishes distinguished by abdominal pelvic fins: families Mugilidae; Atherinidae; Sphyraenidae
genus Sphyraena, Sphyraena - type and sole genus of the Sphyraenidae: barracuda
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This category was followed by Scombridae (22.8% in weight), Carangidae (20.7%), Lutjanidae (7.3%), Sphyraenidae (4.9%), Serranidae (4.8%), Coryphaenidae (1.2%), Istiophoridae (1.2%) and other species (1.1%), out of a total catch of 4055 kg over the entire period we analyzed.
The families include Ancistrocheiridae (ANC), Argonautidae (ARG), Bolitaenidae (BOL), Chiroteuthidae (CHI), Coryphaenidae (COR), Cranchiidae (CRA), Delphinidae (DEL), Engraulidae (ENG), Enoploteuthidae (ENO), Enteroctopodidae (ENT), Galatheidae (GAL), Gonatidae (GON), Histioteuthidae (HIS), Loliginidae (LOL), Macrouridae (MAC), Mastigoteuthidae (MAS), Merlucciidae (MER), Myctophidae (MYC), Octopodidae (OCD), Octopoteuthidae (OCT), Oeogopsidae (OEO), Ommastrephidae (OMA), Onychoteuthidae (ONY), Pholidoteuthidae (PHO), Scombridae (SCO), Sphyraenidae (SPH), Thysanoteuthidae (THY), Tremoctopodidae (TRE), Vampyroteuthidae (VAM), and Vitreledonellidae (VIT).
Although Gudger cited two clear cases of shark attacks and concluded his article with the statement "Sharks Sometimes Do Attack Human Beings" [his italics], he expressed his and others beliefs that the barracuda (Sphyraenidae) was responsible for most alleged cases of shark attack.
2 8 -- - Scaridae Sparisoma cretense 4 15 -- - Sphyraenidae Sphyraena viridensis 1 4 -- - Freshwater fish Cichlidae Oreochromis mossambicus 1 4 -- - Cyprinidae Carassius auratus -- -- 7 9.0 Cyprinidae Cyprinus carpio 10 38 -- - Unidentified 20 76 44 56.4 Total 262 78 [B.sub.sta] 0.15 0.38 [H.sup.'] 0.55 0.70 * includes primarily this species but possibly others too.
More than 300 fish species have been linked with the incidence of ciguatera among humans, with carnivorous fish including barracuda (Sphyraenidae spp.), parrotfish (Scaridae spp.), moray eels (Muraenidae spp.), Spanish mackerel (Scombridae spp.), and sea perch and snapper (Lutjanidae spp) possibly the most common sources of the toxins (Lehane et al.
6.1) separated the bones of jacks, groupers, snappers, tunas and barracuda (Sphyraenidae) from the Hanamiai site, Marquesas, into small, medium and large groups according to the size of the dentary and/or premaxillary.