Tag: Yellow-Tail Barracuda (Sphyraena Flavicauda)

Yellow-Tail Barracuda (Sphyraena Flavicauda) are the smallest species of Barracuda found locally, attaining a maximum length of approximately 60cm, although more commonly in the 30cm range.

They are generally found in medium sized schools on reef areas, at depths of between 5 - 25m.

This species is easily recognised due to its small size in comparison with its locally occurring relatives.

It also lacks the vertical bars seen on the other local species. Instead, the body is an unmarked silver to silvery brown colour whilst the caudal fin is dusky yellow.

Yellow-Tail Barracuda (Sphyraena Flavicauda) are the smallest species of Barracuda found locally, attaining a maximum length of approximately 60cm, although more commonly in the 30cm range.

They are generally found in medium sized schools on reef areas, at depths of between 5 - 25m.

This species is easily recognised due to its small size in comparison with its locally occurring relatives.

It also lacks the vertical bars seen on the other local species. Instead, the body is an unmarked silver to silvery brown colour whilst the caudal fin is dusky yellow.

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Yellow-Tail Barracuda (Sphyraena flavicauda)

A small group of Yellow-Tail Barracuda (Sphyraena flavicauda), which are almost certainly the smallest species of Barracuda found in local waters.

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Yellow-Tail Barracuda (Sphyraena Flavicauda)

Another photo of the resident school of Yellow-Tail Barracuda (Sphyraena Flavicauda) at Sail Rock, Koh Phangan.