Image: Sharpfin Barracuda, Sphyraena acutipinnis

Sharpfin Barracuda, Sphyraena acutipinnis

A Sharpfin Barracuda trawled by the FRV Kapala at a depth of 40 m off Port Macquarie, New South Wales, 2 October 1985.

Ken Graham
© Ken Graham, DPI Fisheries


The species occurs on the Northwest Shelf, Western Australia, and from southern Queensland to southern New South Wales. It has a single gill raker in the angle between the upper and lower limbs of the outer gill arch.

The fish is now registered in the Australian Museum Ichthyology Collection (AMS I.27196-002).

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Tags fishes, ichthyology, Sphyraenidae, Sharpfin Barracuda, Sphyraena acutipinnis,