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Sphyraena picudilla

(Little barracuda)

Common Names

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Common Names in Chinese:


Common Names in Danish:

Sydlig barracuda

Common Names in Dutch:

Ronde snoek, Rondsnoek

Common Names in English:

Barracuda, Little barracuda, Sennet, Small barracuda, Snook, southern sennet

Common Names in French:

Bécune chandelle

Common Names in Japanese:

Taiseiyou kamasu, Taiseiyou-kamasu

Common Names in Mandarin Chinese:


Common Names in Papiamento:


Common Names in Portuguese:

Barracuda, Bicuda, Bicudinha, Goirana

Common Names in Spanish:

Barracuda, Guachancho, Pic, Picúa, Picúa de viento, Picua Lanceta, Picuda china, Picuda lanceta, Picudilla

Common Names in Spanish, Castilian:

Barracuda, Guachancho, Picúa, Picúa de viento, Picua Lanceta, Picuda China, Picuda Lanceta, Picudilla


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Typically found in water with a depth of 0 to -5,007 meters (0 to -16,427 feet).[1]

Biome: Marine .


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Name Status: Accepted Name .

First described: Poey, F. Memorias sobre la historia natural de la isla de Cuba, acompañadas de sumarios latinos y extractos en francés. Vol. II. Imprenta de Barcina, Habana, Cuba., 1860.

Last scrutiny: Data last modified by FishBase 15-Feb-1998

Similar Species

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Members of the genus Sphyraena

ZipcodeZoo has pages for 28 species and subspecies in this genus:

S. acus (California Needelefish) · S. acutipinnis (Pointed Finned Sea Pike) · S. afra (Guinean Barracuda) · S. argentea (Pacific Barracuda (FB)) · S. barracuda (Commerson's Sea Pike) · S. borealis (Northern Barracuda) · S. chrysotaenia (Green-And-Gold Barracuda) · S. ensis (Mexican Barracuda (FB)) · S. flavicauda (Yellowstripe Barracuda) · S. forsteri (Forster´s Sea-Pike) · S. genie (Guachanche Barracuda) · S. guachancho (Barracuda) · S. guaguancho (Guachanche Barracuda) · S. helleri (Heller's Barracuda) · S. hupferi (Indo-Malaysian Barracuda) · S. idiastes (Pelican Barracuda (FB)) · S. japonica (Japanese Barracuda) · S. jello (Banded Barracuda) · S. lucasana (Lucas Barracuda (FB)) · S. novaehollandiae (Arrow Barracuda) · S. obtusata (Blunt Barracuda) · S. picuda (William's Barracuda) · S. picudilla (Little Barracuda) · S. pinguis (Brown Barracuda) · S. putnamae (William´s Barracuda) · S. qenie (Blackfin Barracuda) · S. sphyraena (Mediterranean Barracuda) · S. viridensis (Yellowmouth Barracuda)

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Data Sources

Accessed through GBIF Data Portal March 01, 2008:



  1. Mean = -2,125.900 meters (-6,974.738 feet), Standard Deviation = 2,942.250 based on 20 observations. Ocean depth information for each observation from British Oceanographic Data Centre. [back]
Last Revised: 1/31/2015