Definition of Sphyraena

1. Noun. Type and sole genus of the Sphyraenidae: barracuda.

Exact synonyms: Genus Sphyraena
Generic synonyms: Fish Genus
Group relationships: Family Sphyraenidae, Sphyraenidae



Lexicographical Neighbors of Sphyraena

Sphecidae
Sphecius
Sphecius speciosis
Sphecoidea
Sphecotheres
Spheniscidae
Sphenisciformes
Spheniscus
Spheniscus demersus
Sphenodon punctatum
Sphenopsida
Sphingian
Sphingidae
Sphinx
Sphynx
Sphyraena (current term)
Sphyraena barracuda
Sphyraenidae
Sphyrapicus
Sphyrapicus varius
Sphyrapicus varius ruber
Sphyrna
Sphyrna tiburo
Sphyrna tudes
Sphyrna zygaena
Sphyrnidae
Spi 1
Spica
Spice Islands
Spidey-sense

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. ..."

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