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Marine spacies of Thailand

Species of Thailand

Yellowtail barracuda

Binomial name: Sphyraena flavicauda, Eduard Rüppell, 1838

The yellowtail barracuda, Sphyraena flavicauda, a barracuda of the family Sphyraenidae, is found in Indo-West Pacific oceans. Its length is up to 60 cm.

Its body has two brown or brownish-yellow longitudinal stripes which may disappear in old specimens; the caudal fin is yellowish. It is occasionally confused with the barracuda Sphyraena obtusata, but is more elongated.

The yellowtail barracuda is a schooling fish and feeds almost exclusively on other fish.

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Scientific classification

Sphyraena flavicauda

Range map of Sphyraena flavicauda in Thailand

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