Fish Identification

Pacific Barracuda

Posted in Pacific ocean fish, saltwater fish by fishidentification on October 5, 2009

Pacific barracuda, Sphyraena argentea (Girard, 1854), aka Southern California barracuda and silver barracuda. They can be distinguished from Mexican barracuda, Sphyraena ensis, by its silvery sides and a general lack of bars or spots. Pacific barracudas are slender, predatory fish with  fang-like teeth that cover a large mouth and a protruding lower jaw.

Pacific Barracuda from southern California

Pacific Barracuda from southern California

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