Sphyraena putnamae   Jordan & Seale,  1905 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Image copyrights: Randall, J.E.

Size: 90 cm TL.

Many typical chevron dark markings crossing lateral line on body; caudal fin largely blackish. No gill rakers on first arch, upper and lower gill arch with rough platelets, each platelet not bearing distinct spine. Dorsal spines (total): 6; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9 - 9; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 7 - 9.

Nocturnally active, but occurring in relatively large schools during the day.

Synonym (s)
Sphyraena putnamiae Jordan & Seale, 1905
Sphyraena bleekeri Williams, 1959
(junior synonym)
Sphyraena jello (non Cuvier, 1829)
Sphyraena putnamiae Jordan and Seale, 1905
(senior synonym)
Sphyraena putnamie Jordan and Seale, 1905
(senior synonym)
Sphyraena qenie (non Klunzinger, 1870)
Sphyraena raghava Chaudhuri, 1917
(junior synonym)

Common Name (s)
• Sawtooth barracuda (English)
• William's barracuda (English)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(Sold fresh or processed into fish cakes.)

Habitat:  Reef Associated, Estuarine, Sandy


• Nicobar Islands INDIA (Record: 08/2000-07/2003)
• Orissa, Chilika Lake INDIA
• Kerala INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Rajaram, R; Srinivasan, M; Khan, SA and Kannan, L (2004) Ichthyofaunal diversity of great Nicobar Island, Bay of Bengal Journal of Indian fisheries association 31 13-26 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Froese, R and Pauly, D (2000) Fishbase 2000: Concepts, design and data sources ICLARM 344 pp Available at - http://www.fishbase.org
  • Bijukumar, A and Deepthi, GR (2009) Mean trophic index of fish fauna associated with trawl bycatch of Kerala, southwest coast of India Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India The Marine Biological Association of India, Cochin 51(2) 145 - 154 Available at - NIO, Goa

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