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Sphyraena afra

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Sphyraena afra was originally described as Sphyraena afra by Peters in 1844. It belongs to the family Sphyraenidae. It is commonly known as Guinean barracuda but has many other common names such as Guinean barracuda in USA (contiguous states), Guinean barracuda in South Africa, Lizi in Benin, Bécune guinéenne in France, Bicuda-da-Guiné in Portugal. more common names It is found in Salt water and its distribution is Eastern Atlantic.
Species   afra
AuthorWI   Peters [W. C. H.]
AuthorNI   Peters
Qualification   ---
Year   1844
Status   Valid
Class  
Osteichthyes Osteichthyes
Order  
Istiophoriformes Istiophoriformes
Family   Sphyraenidae
Subfamily  
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Genus   Sphyraena
Subgenus   ---

Class   Osteichthyes
Order   Istiophoriformes
Family   Sphyraenidae
Genus   Sphyraena
Original Name   Sphyraena        
Taxon Name   afra
Original Combination   Sphyraena afra
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Sphyraena afra
OriginalSubGenus   Sphyraena
Original Author   Peters
Original AuthorWI   Peters [W. C. H.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1844
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   ---
Original Level   species
Type Locality   Congo River.
Primary Code   ---
Primary Type   No types known
Journal   Monatsb. Akad. Wiss. Berlin
Citation   1844
Page   32

SubSpecies AuthorWI ---
Qualification SS ---

Original QualificationSS ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI ---


Current Genus Species Sphyraena afra
Current Species   afra
Current Genus Sphyraena
Current AuthorWI Peters [W. C. H.]
Current AuthorNI   Peters
Current Year   1844
Current Family Sphyraenidae
Current Subfamily
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Habitat pelagic        
Water Salt water
Habitat Notes Commonly enters lagoons and estuaries (Ref. 4339). Never reported to be ciguatoxic. Good food and recreational value.
Depth Range From 0 to 75 meters.
   
Distribution Eastern Atlantic.

Current Summary   Valid as Sphyraena afra  Peters 1844. Sphyraenidae.
 
Name History   • Valid as Sphyraena afra  Peters 1844 -- (de Sylva & Williams 1986:722 [ref. 6301], de Sylva 1990:860 [ref. 19190], Daget in Lévêque et al. 1992:790 [ref. 21590], Bianchi & Carpenter in Bianchi et al. 1993:167 [ref. 25472]).

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acus Sphyraena acus (Lacepède [B. G. E.] (ex Plumier) 1803)Synonym
acutipinnis Sphyraena acutipinnis Day [F.] 1876Valid
affinis Sphyraena affinis Rüppell [W. P. E. S.] 1838Synonym
africana Sphyraena africana Gilchrist [J. D. F.] & Thompson [W. W.] 1909Valid
agam Sphyraena agam Rüppell [W. P. E. S.] 1838Synonym
akerstromi Sphyraena akerstromi Whitley [G. P.] 1947Synonym
altipinnis Sphyraena altipinnis Ogilby [J. D.] 1910Synonym
antillana Sphyraena antillana Plumier [C.] in Lacepède 1803Not available
arabiansis Sphyraena arabiansis Abdussamad [E. M.], Retheesh [T. B.], Thangaraja [R.], Bineesh [K. K.] & Prakashan [D.] 2015Valid
argentea Sphyraena argentea Girard [C. F.] 1854Valid
aureoflammea Sphyraena aureoflammea Seale [A.] 1910Synonym
aureoviridis Sphyraena aureoviridis Lacepède [B. G. E.] 1803Uncertain
barracuda Sphyraena barracuda (Walbaum [J. J.] 1792)Synonym
barracuda Sphyraena barracuda (Edwards [M.] in Catesby 1771)Valid
becuna Sphyraena becuna Lacepède [B. G. E.] 1803Synonym
bleekeri Sphyraena bleekeri Williams [F.] 1959Synonym
bocagei Sphyraena bocagei Osório [B.] 1891Synonym
borealis Sphyraena borealis DeKay [J. E.] 1842Valid
brachygnathos Sphyraena brachygnathos Bleeker [P.] 1855Synonym
branneri Sphyraena branneri Miranda Ribeiro [A. de] 1915Action
chinensis Sphyraena chinensis Lacepède [B. G. E.] 1803Uncertain
chrysotaenia Sphyraena chrysotaenia Klunzinger [C. B.] 1884Synonym
commersonii Sphyraena commersonii Cuvier [G.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1829Synonym
dentatus Sphyraena dentatus Saville-Kent [W.] (ex De Vis) 1893Not available
dubia Sphyraena dubia Bleeker [P.] 1863Synonym
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