Animalia > Chordata > Actinopterygii > Perciformes > Sphyraenidae > Sphyraena > Sphyraena guachancho

Sphyraena guachancho (Sockeye; Snit; Small barracuta; Shoal barracuta; Sennet; Secoye; Northern sennet; Guaguanche; Guachanche barracuda; Guachanche; Barracuda)

Synonyms: Sphyraena dubia; Sphyraena guachanche; Sphyraena guaguancho; Sphyraena guentheri
Language: Arabic, Hassaniya; Creole, Portuguese; Danish; Ewe; Fon Gbe; Fon GBE; Fon Gbe; French; Ga; Japanese; Mandarin Chinese; Mandinka; Other; Polish; Portuguese; Russian; Spanish; Susu; Unknown; Vili; Wayuu; Wolof

Wikipedia Abstract

The Guachanche barracuda (Sphyraena guachancho), is an ocean-going species of game fish in the barracuda family, Sphyraenidae. It was described by the French zoologist Georges Cuvier in 1829. The description was part of the second edition of Le Règne Animal, or The Animal Kingdom. Guachanche barracuda are also known simply as guaguanche throughout much of the Caribbean. When used for food, Guaguanche barracuda are usually sold fresh or salted.
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Buenavista Wetland Reserve 778949 Cuba    
Everglades and Dry Tortugas Biosphere Reserve   Florida, United States  

Prey / Diet

Anchoa hepsetus (Broad-striped anchovy)[1]
Bregmaceros cantori (Striped codlet)[1]
Cynoscion nothus (Silver weakfish)[1]
Doryteuthis pealeii (longfin inshore squid)[1]
Macrodon ancylodon (Yellow mouth salmon)[2]
Saurida brasiliensis (Brazilian lizardfish)[1]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Caranx ruber (Bar jack)1
Carcharhinus plumbeus (Thickskin shark)2
Centropristis striata (Sea bass)1
Cynoscion arenarius (Sand seatrout)2
Cynoscion nothus (Silver weakfish)3
Isurus oxyrinchus (Short-finned mako)1
Leiostomus xanthurus (Spot croaker)1
Menticirrhus americanus (Woundhead)1
Pomatomus saltatrix (Tailor run)2
Scomberomorus cavalla (Spanish mackerel)3
Scomberomorus maculatus (Spanish mackerel)1
Sphyrna tiburo (Shovelhead)1
Trichiurus lepturus (Atlantic Cutlassfish)2


Parasitized by 
Callitetrarhynchus gracilis[3]
Cotyloatlantica pretiosa[3]
Heteronybelinia estigmena[3]
Otobothrium cysticum[3]


Western Atlantic: Massachusetts (USA), northern Gulf of Mexico, and throughout the Caribbean Sea to Brazil. Eastern Atlantic: Senegal to Angola, including the Canary Islands and Cape Verde.;



Attributes / relations provided by
1TROPHIC RELATIONSHIPS OF DEMERSAL FISHES IN THE SHRIMPING ZONE OFF ALVARADO LAGOON, VERACRUZ, MEXICO, Edgar Peláez-Rodríguez, Jonathan Franco-López, Wilfredo A. Matamoros, Rafael Chavez-López, and Nancy J. Brown-Peterson, Gulf and Caribbean Research Vol 17, 157–167, 2005
2ASSESSMENTS OF FISHERIES IN GUYANA FOR BANGAMARY (Macrodon ancylodon) AND BUTTERFISH (Nebris microps), A. Hackett, K. Cochrane and A. Booth, FAO FISHERIES REPORTS, 628; 110-123 (2000)
3Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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