Taxonomy [Sphyraena putnamiae] [Phylum: Chordata] [Class: Actinopterygii] [Family: Sphyraenidae]
The Chevron Barracuda (Sphyraena putnamiae) is often called Blackfin or Black-tailed Barracuda.
Anatomically they are very similar to common barracudas with the distinct difference of approximately 20 black chevron shaped stripes along its one meter body length.
Their chevrons continue laterally to its tail which is generally a dusky black caudal fin.
Chevron Barracudas are found in Africa, The Red Sea, Indo-Pacific regions and in the southern hemisphere around the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.
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