Definition of Sphyraena
1. Noun. Type and sole genus of the Sphyraenidae: barracuda.
Generic synonyms: Fish Genus
Group relationships: Family Sphyraenidae, Sphyraenidae
Lexicographical Neighbors of Sphyraena
Literary usage of Sphyraena
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Catalogue of the Fishes in the British Museum by Albert Carl Ludwig Gotthilf Günther (1866)
"Sixteen inches long. Purchased of Mr. Brandt. 2. Argentina sphyraena. ... Argentina sphyraena, L. Syst. Nat. ip 518; Risso, Ichthyol. Nice, pi. 11. fig. ..."
2. Reports of Explorations and Surveys: To Ascertain the Most Practicable and by United States War Dept, Joseph Henry, United States Army. Corps of Engineers, Spencer Fullerton Baird (1855)
"Bluish black above, whitish on the sides, yellowish beneath. Lateral line dark. Argentine reflect all over. SYN.—Sphyraena argentea, GRD. Proc. Acad. Nat. ..."
3. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (1903)
"Sphyraena barracuda (Walbaum). Esox barracuda Walbaum, Pet. Art. Gen. Pise., Ill, 1792, p. 94. (Based on Barracuda Catesby, Nat. Hist. Flor. ..."