barracouta

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barracouta

(ˌbærəˈkuːtə)
n
(Animals) a large predatory Pacific fish, Thyrsites atun, with a protruding lower jaw and strong teeth: family Gempylidae
[C17: variant of barracuda]
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Noun1.barracouta - a large marine food fish common on the coasts of Australia, New Zealand, and southern Africa
food fish - any fish used for food by human beings
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Taxa Time after abandonment (days) 13 42 52 63 Chondrichthyes Schroederichthys chilensis 1 2 Osteichthyes Thyrsites atun 1 Ophichthus remiger 2 Prolatilus jugularis 1 Merluccius gayi gayi 2 13 10 Congiopodus peruvianus 1 Mollusks Aeneator sp.
Thyrsites atun has been an important commercial species in this system since the early 1800s, caught initially with hand lines but also trawled after 1960 (Crawford, 1995).
Thyrsites atun collected in demersal trawls deeper than 150 m were mostly >65 cm, whereas those from shallower bottom trawls included substantial proportions smaller than this length (Fig.
Local name English name Scientific names Papara'uri (a) Jack Carangidae Po'opo'o (a) Deepwater jack Carangoides equula Ruhi (a) Black trevally Caranx lugubris Mango (a) Galapagos shark Carcharhinus galapagensis (c) Remo (a) Rainbow runner Elagatis bipinnulata Paratoti (a) Ruby snapper Etelis carbunculus (d) Mata uira (a) Glasseye Heteropriacanthus cruentatus Nanue (a) Pacific chub Kyphosus sandwicensis Calamar (a) Squid Ommastrephidae Ura (a) Spiny lobster Panulirus pascuensis Kopuku Hapuku wreckfish Polyprion oxygeneios haharoa (a) Konso Oilfish Ruvettus pretiosus Pomfret Taractes rubescens Sierra (b) Snoek Thyrsites atun Pescado no Marine fishes nei Marine fishes nei clasificado (b) Local name 1950-1977 (%) 2000-2010 (%) Papara'uri (a) 0.