Sphyraena


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type and sole genus of the Sphyraenidae: barracuda

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A small-mesh drift gillnet fishery operates off southern California targeting white seabass, Atractoscion nobilis; yellowtail, Seriola lalandi; barracuda, Sphyraena argentea; and tuna species.
On the other hand, sardines are exposed to the press of diverse predators represented by large pelagic species, such as the longtail tuna, Thunnus tonggol; sawtooth barracuda, Sphyraena putnamae; kingfish, Scomberomonis commerson; queenfish, Scomberoides commersonnianus; Indo-Pacific sailfish, Istiophorus platypterus; and some other species.
238 111 238 161 Semicossyphus pulcher 135 397 24 89 Caulolatilus princeps 75 54 262 47 Paralabrax clathratus 6 102 92 65 Paralichthys californicus 32 12 49 54 Seriola lalandi 31 74 6 Sphyraena argentea 12 6 18 Cheilotrema saturnum 0 0 21 Paralabrax nebulifer 0 0 18 Cynoscion parvipinnis 3 2 12 Ophiodon elongatus 5 0 3 8 Atractoscion nobilis 12 0 2 1 Girella nigricans 1 4 3 0 Stereolepis gigas 1 0 1 Scorpaena guttata 1 0 0 Coryphaena hippurus 1 0 0 0 Caranx hippos 1 0 0 Total 505 729 755 501 Species Subtotal % Rel % Cum Sebastes sp.
1994), and members of the suborder Scombroidei, which includes tunas, billfishes, and the barracuda Sphyraena barracuda (Z=0.
Indo-Pacific black marlin Makaira indica Escolar Lepidocybium flauobrunneum Indo-Pacific blue marlin Makaira mazara Wahoo Acanthocybium solandri Shortfin mako shark Isurus oxyrinchus Barracuda Sphyraena spp.
shark 91 9 Carcharhinus perezii, Caribbean reef shark 19 81 Sphyrna tiburo, bonnethead 56 44 Squalus acanthias, spiny dogfish 0 100 Total percentage Selachimorpha 45 30 Serranidae: (n = 307) Epinephelus morio, red grouper 81 19 Epinephelus itajara, goliath grouper 91 9 Mycteroperca microlepis, gag 54 46 Mycteroperca bonaci, black grouper 50 21 Epinephelus niveatus, snowy grouper T 100 Total percentage Serranidae 74 23 Anguilliformes: (n = 282) Ophichthus rex, king snake eel 100 0 Congridae, conger eels 97 3 Total percentage Anguilliformes 94 5 Other Osteichthyes: (n = 275) Sciaenops ocellatus, red drum 90 4 Sphyraena barracuda, great barracuda 41 41 Rachycentron canadum, cobia 37 53 Echeneis sp.
This fish was later identified by the author as a Mexican barracuda, Sphyraena ensis (Jordan and Gilbert 1882), and represents the first record from southern California.
The California drift gillnet fishery for broadbill swordfish, Xiphias gladius, and common thresher shark, Alopias vulpinus, developed in the late 1970's when incidental catches of pelagic sharks in small-mesh coastal drift gillnets targeting barracuda, Sphyraena argentea, and white seabass, Atractoscion nobilis, motivated fishermen to experiment with large-mesh nets targeting thresher shark.