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Family: Paralepididae Barracudinas



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Worldwide distribution fr
Max. Length 30 cm SL
Arctozenus risso (Bonaparte, 1840)

Photo by Photo by Dolgov, A.
 
Arctozenus risso
[Spotted barracudina]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 24.4 cm SL
Dolichosudis fuliginosa Post, 1969

Photo by Photo by JAMARC
 
Dolichosudis fuliginosa
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 11.2 cm SL

 
Lestidiops affinis
[Barracudina]
No picture found

Max. Length 12.8 cm SL

 
Lestidiops bathyopteryx
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 8.3 cm SL

 
Lestidiops cadenati
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 20.9 cm SL

 
Lestidiops distans
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 2.2 cm SL

 
Lestidiops extrema
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 2.8 cm SL

 
Lestidiops gracilis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 2.3 cm SL

 
Lestidiops indopacifica
[Indo-Pacific barracudina]



Atlantic, Indian and Paci
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Lestidiops jayakari (Boulenger, 1889)

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Lestidiops jayakari
[Pacific barracudina]



Atlantic, Indian and Paci
Max. Length 26.1 cm SL
Lestidiops mirabilis (Ege, 1933)

Photo by Photo by JAMARC
 
Lestidiops mirabilis
[Strange pike smelt]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 7.8 cm SL
Lestidiops neles (Harry, 1953)

Photo by Photo by Beltrán-León, B.S./Raul Ríos Herrera
 
Lestidiops neles
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 1.6 cm SL

 
Lestidiops pacificus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 9.5 cm SL

 
Lestidiops pseudosphyraenoides
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 21 cm TL

 
Lestidiops ringens
[Slender barracudina]



Atlantic Ocean
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Lestidiops similis (Ege, 1933)

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Lestidiops similis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 39 cm SL

 
Lestidiops sphyraenopsis
[]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 27 cm SL
Lestidiops sphyrenoides (Risso, 1820)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Lestidiops sphyrenoides
[]



Widely distributed in tro
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Lestidium atlanticum Borodin, 1928

Photo by Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
 
Lestidium atlanticum
[Atlantic barracudina]



Indian and Pacific oceans
Max. Length 3.7 cm SL
Lestidium bigelowi Graae, 1967

Photo by Photo by Dubosc, J.
 
Lestidium bigelowi
[]



Pacific Ocean.
Max. Length 1.9 cm SL
Lestidium nudum Gilbert, 1905

Photo by Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.
 
Lestidium nudum
[Deep water pike smelt]
No picture found

Max. Length 27 cm SL

 
Lestidium prolixum
[]



Circumtropical in all oce
Max. Length 33.8 cm SL
Lestrolepis intermedia (Poey, 1868)

Photo by Photo by Fischer, L.G.
 
Lestrolepis intermedia
[]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 19 cm SL
Lestrolepis japonica (Tanaka, 1908)

Photo by Photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan
 
Lestrolepis japonica
[Japanese barracudina]
No picture found

Max. Length 20 cm SL

 
Lestrolepis luetkeni
[Naked barracuda]



Atlantic Ocean
Max. Length 55 cm TL
Macroparalepis affinis Ege, 1933

Photo by Photo by Scarlato, N.
 
Macroparalepis affinis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 13.5 cm SL

 
Macroparalepis brevis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 12.1 cm SL

 
Macroparalepis danae
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 29.9 cm SL

 
Macroparalepis johnfitchi
[Black barracudina]
No picture found

Max. Length 31.4 cm SL

 
Macroparalepis longilateralis
[]



South Atlantic
Max. Length 42 cm TL
Macroparalepis macrogeneion Post, 1973

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Macroparalepis macrogeneion
[Longfin barracudina]
No picture found

Max. Length 46.1 cm SL

 
Macroparalepis nigra
[]



Circumglobal
Max. Length 56 cm SL
Magnisudis atlantica (Krøyer, 1868)

Photo by Photo by Armesto, A.
 
Magnisudis atlantica
[Duckbill barracudina]
No picture found


 
Magnisudis indica
[]



Probably circumglobal in
Max. Length 55 cm TL
Magnisudis prionosa (Rofen, 1963)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Magnisudis prionosa
[Southern barracudina]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Notolepis annulata Post, 1978

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Notolepis annulata
[Ringed barracudina]



Probably circumglobal in
Max. Length 38 cm SL
Notolepis coatsi Dollo, 1908

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Notolepis coatsi
[Antarctic jonasfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 24.2 cm SL

 
Paralepis brevirostris
[]



Atlantic Ocean
Max. Length 50 cm SL
Paralepis coregonoides Risso, 1820

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Paralepis coregonoides
[Sharpchin barracudina]



Indian and Atlantic
Max. Length 21 cm TL
Paralepis elongata (Brauer, 1906)

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Paralepis elongata
[]



Mediterranean Sea endemic

Paralepis speciosa Bellotti, 1878

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Paralepis speciosa
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 6.2 cm SL

 
Stemonosudis bullisi
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 2.3 cm SL

 
Stemonosudis distans
[]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 5.5 cm TL
Stemonosudis elegans (Ege, 1933)

Photo by Photo by CSIRO
 
Stemonosudis elegans
[Tailspot barracudina]
No picture found

Max. Length 11.7 cm SL

 
Stemonosudis elongata
[]



Atlantic, Indian, and Wes
Max. Length 9.9 cm SL
Stemonosudis gracilis (Ege, 1933)

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Stemonosudis gracilis
[]



Atlantic Ocean
Max. Length 15.2 cm SL
Stemonosudis intermedia (Ege, 1933)

Photo by Photo by Vaske Jr., T.
 
Stemonosudis intermedia
[]



Indo-Pacific. Eastern Pa
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Stemonosudis macrura (Ege, 1933)

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Stemonosudis macrura
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 5.5 cm SL

 
Stemonosudis miscella
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 14.6 cm SL

 
Stemonosudis molesta
[]



Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 23 cm SL
Stemonosudis rothschildi Richards, 1967

Photo by Photo by Reyes, R.B.
 
Stemonosudis rothschildi
[Rothschild's barracudina]
No picture found

Max. Length 16.0 cm SL

 
Stemonosudis siliquiventer
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 12.5 cm TL

 
Sudis atrox
[Fierce pike smelt]



Circumglobal, broadly dis
Max. Length 100 cm TL
Sudis hyalina Rafinesque, 1810

Photo by Photo by Costa, F.
 
Sudis hyalina
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 6.2 cm SL

 
Uncisudis advena
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 18.7 cm SL

 
Uncisudis longirostra
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 1.8 cm SL

 
Uncisudis posteropelvis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 9.9 cm SL

 
Uncisudis quadrimaculata
[]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Arctozenus risso Spotted barracudina Worldwide distribution fr 30 SL 1840
Dolichosudis fuliginosa Eastern Atlantic 24.4 SL 1969
Lestidiops affinis Barracudina Atlantic Ocean. In the w 11.2 SL 1930
Lestidiops bathyopteryx Eastern Central Pacific 12.8 SL 1944
Lestidiops cadenati Eastern Atlantic 8.3 SL 1962
Lestidiops distans Eastern Central Atlantic. 20.9 SL 1953
Lestidiops extrema Western Central Pacific. 2.2 SL 1953
Lestidiops gracilis Southwest Pacific 2.8 SL 1953
Lestidiops indopacifica Indo-Pacific barracudina Indo-West Pacific 2.3 SL 1953
Lestidiops jayakari Pacific barracudina Atlantic, Indian and Paci 20 TL 1889
Lestidiops mirabilis Strange pike smelt Atlantic, Indian and Paci 26.1 SL 1933
Lestidiops neles Eastern Pacific 7.8 SL 1953
Lestidiops pacificus Southwest Pacific 1.6 SL 1931
Lestidiops pseudosphyraenoides Eastern Atlantic 9.5 SL 1918
Lestidiops ringens Slender barracudina Eastern Pacific 21 TL 1880
Lestidiops similis Atlantic Ocean 20 TL 1933
Lestidiops sphyraenopsis North Pacific 39 SL 1916
Lestidiops sphyrenoides Eastern Atlantic 27 SL 1820
Lestidium atlanticum Atlantic barracudina Widely distributed in tro 25 TL 1928
Lestidium bigelowi Indian and Pacific oceans 3.7 SL 1967
Lestidium nudum Deep water pike smelt Pacific Ocean. 1.9 SL 1905
Lestidium prolixum Northwest Pacific 27 SL 1953
Lestrolepis intermedia Circumtropical in all oce 33.8 SL 1868
Lestrolepis japonica Japanese barracudina Western Pacific 19 SL 1908
Lestrolepis luetkeni Naked barracuda Indo-Pacific 20 SL 1933
Macroparalepis affinis Atlantic Ocean 55 TL 1933
Macroparalepis brevis Atlantic Ocean 13.5 SL 1933
Macroparalepis danae Western Pacific. 12.1 SL 1933
Macroparalepis johnfitchi Black barracudina Eastern Pacific 29.9 SL 1960
Macroparalepis longilateralis South Atlantic. 31.4 SL 1973
Macroparalepis macrogeneion Longfin barracudina South Atlantic 42 TL 1973
Macroparalepis nigra Eastern Atlantic 46.1 SL 1965
Magnisudis atlantica Duckbill barracudina Circumglobal 56 SL 1868
Magnisudis indica Indo-West Pacific. 1953
Magnisudis prionosa Southern barracudina Probably circumglobal in 55 TL 1963
Notolepis annulata Ringed barracudina Western Atlantic 30 TL 1978
Notolepis coatsi Antarctic jonasfish Probably circumglobal in 38 SL 1908
Paralepis brevirostris Atlantic Ocean 24.2 SL 1928
Paralepis coregonoides Sharpchin barracudina Atlantic Ocean 50 SL 1820
Paralepis elongata Indian and Atlantic 21 TL 1906
Paralepis speciosa Mediterranean Sea endemic 1878
Stemonosudis bullisi Western Central Atlantic 6.2 SL 1963
Stemonosudis distans Western Central Pacific. 2.3 SL 1957
Stemonosudis elegans Tailspot barracudina Indo-Pacific 5.5 TL 1933
Stemonosudis elongata Indo-Pacific, from East A 11.7 SL 1933
Stemonosudis gracilis Atlantic, Indian, and Wes 9.9 SL 1933
Stemonosudis intermedia Atlantic Ocean 15.2 SL 1933
Stemonosudis macrura Indo-Pacific. Eastern Pa 15 TL 1933
Stemonosudis miscella Eastern Indian Ocean 5.5 SL 1933
Stemonosudis molesta Southwest Pacific 14.6 SL 1955
Stemonosudis rothschildi Rothschild's barracudina Pacific Ocean 23 SL 1967
Stemonosudis siliquiventer Atlantic Ocean 16.0 SL 1970
Sudis atrox Fierce pike smelt Eastern Atlantic 12.5 TL 1963
Sudis hyalina Circumglobal, broadly dis 100 TL 1810
Uncisudis advena Western Central Atlantic 6.2 SL 1963
Uncisudis longirostra Eastern Central Atlantic 18.7 SL 1956
Uncisudis posteropelvis Western North Pacific 1.8 SL 2004
Uncisudis quadrimaculata Atlantic. 9.9 SL 1969



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