Tag: Chevron Barracudas (Sphyraena Putnamiae)

Chevron Barracudas (Sphyraena Putnamiae), so called because of the prominent "chevron" shaped markings visible along the length of their bodies.

They are a fairly common sight at the more exposed, offshore sites such as Sail Rock, Chumphon Pinnacles and South-West Pinnacles, and always provide an exhilarating experience when viewed at close range.

They usually form medium - large schools, often circling in tight formations and grow to a maximum length of around 90cm.

Chevron Barracudas (Sphyraena Putnamiae), so called because of the prominent "chevron" shaped markings visible along the length of their bodies.

They are a fairly common sight at the more exposed, offshore sites such as Sail Rock, Chumphon Pinnacles and South-West Pinnacles, and always provide an exhilarating experience when viewed at close range.

They usually form medium - large schools, often circling in tight formations and grow to a maximum length of around 90cm.

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Chevron Barracuda (Sphyraena Putnamiae)

Although not a great photo, this gives an idea of the huge numbers the school of Chevron Barracuda (Sphyraena Putnamiae) can reach at certain times of year, particularly at Sail Rock, Koh Phangan.

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Chevron Barracuda (Sphyraena Putnamiae)

At certain times of year, Sail Rock's resident school of Chevron Barracudas (Sphyraena Putnamiae) seems to experience a population explosion, as we witnessed during December 2010.

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Chevron Barracuda (Sphyraena Putnamiae) circling at Sail Rock

In this photo, Christian Aneres from Austria finds himself surrounded by huge school of Chevron Barracudas (Sphyraena Putnamiae) at Sail Rock.

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Chevron Barracuda (Sphyraena Putnamiae)

Chevron Barracudas (Sphyraena Putnamiae) are a common sight at most of the deeper offshore locations.

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Chevron Barracuda (Sphyraena Putnamiae)

A school of Chevron Barracudas (Sphyraena putnamiae) at Sail Rock, Koh Phangan.
In this photo, the "chevron" markings from which they get their name are clearly visible along the side of their bodies.

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Chevron Barracuda (Sphyraena Putnamiae)

A school of Chevron Barracudas (Sphyraena Putnamiae) circling over the East Pinnacle at