Sphyraena putnamiae [Status Unaccepted]   Jordan and Seale,  1905 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Image copyrights: Randall, JE

Max. size: 90.0 cm TL

Color: Body brownish above, silvery below with 19 acutely angled chevron shaped marks on sides; caudal and spinous dorsal fin blackish, second dorsal, pectoral and anal fins dusky, pelvic fin hyaline. Caudal fin largely blackish.

Depth 8.1, head 3.1 in SL; eye 6.6 in head length. Preopercle edge obliquely rounded, teeth on jaws slanted backwards, last ray of dorsal and anal fins longer than penultimate rays.
Body shape elongated. No gill rakers on first arch, upper and lower gill arch with rough platelets, each platelet not bearing distinct spine. Dorsal spines (total): 6 - 6, Dorsal soft rays (total): 9 - 9, Anal spines: 2, Anal soft rays: 7 - 9.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.

Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
• Chevron Barracuda (English)
• Sawtooth Barracuda (English)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(Fisheries, gamefish)

Habitat:  Reef Associated, Estuarine
Trophic Level:  Tertiary Consumer
Prey:  Finfish, bony fish


• Orissa, Chilika Lake INDIA (Record: 1995)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Campbell Bay INDIA (Record: 30/10/1992)
• West Bengal (Lat: 21.45) (Long: 87.9) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Rama Rao, KV (1995) Pisces Wetland ecosystem series 1: Fauna of Chilika lake ZSI, Calcutta 483-506 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Rouphael, T; Turak, E and Jon, B Seagrasses and mangroves of Yemen's Red Sea 41-89
  • Froese, R and Pauly, D (2000) Fishbase 2000: Concepts, design and data sources ICLARM 344 pp Available at - http://www.fishbase.org
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Dhandapani, P and Mishra, SS (1993) New records of marine fishes from Great Nicobar Journal of Andaman Science Association Andaman Science Association, Port Blair 9(1&2) 58-62 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Das, P; De, SP; Bhowmik, RM; Pandit, IK; Sengupta, R; Nandi, AC; Thakurta, SC and Saha, S (2007) Piscine diversity of West Bengal Fishing chimes 27(5) 15-28 Available at - NIO, Goa

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