Bigeye BarracudaYBS

WAH
~42.0 cm FL

Characteristic features:

  • No gill rakers on 1st gill arch but with rough platelets bearing small spines
  • eye large
  • Dark blotch behind axil of pectoral fin
  • No vious bars or stripes on sides
  • 112-123 lateral-line scales

Colour:

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Size:

Up to 65 cm TL.

Distribution:

Indo-W.& Central Pacific & Atlantic.

No FAO distribution map available.

Habitat:

Inshore pelagic near reef.

Biology:

Fisheries:

Similar species:

Scomberomorus spp.
Seer fish
Scomberomorus spp. differs in having a shorter snout, a deeply forked caudal fin (vs. double emarginate); 1 – 8 gill rakers on upper and lower lobes of first gill arch (vs. none) and 13 – 22 first dorsal-fin spines (vs. 23 – 29 spines).
Scomberomorus commerson

 

Grammatorcynus bilineatus
Double-lined mackerel
Grammatorcynus bilineatus differs in having 2 lateral lines (vs. a single lateral line).

External links:

FishBase

References

1.
Jenkins KLM, McBride RS. Reproductive biology of wahoo, Acanthocybium solandri, from the Atlantic coast of Florida and the Bahamas. Marine and Freshwater research. 2009;60(9):893–7.
2.
Zischke MT, Farley JH, Griffiths SP, Tibbetts IR. Reproductive biology of wahoo, Acanthocybium solandri, off eastern Australia. Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries. 2013;23(4):491–506.
3.
Oxenford HA, Murray PA, Luckhurst BE. The biology of wahoo (Acanthocybium solandri) in the western central Atlantic. Gulf and Caribbean Research. 2003;15(1):33–49.
4.
McBride RS, Richardson AK, Maki KL. Age, growth, and mortality of wahoo, Acanthocybium solandri, from the Atlantic coast of Florida and the Bahamas. Marine and Freshwater Research. 2008;59(9):799–807.