February 2016 archives

California Barracuda

Barracudas—Family Sphyraenidae A nice barracuda caught at the Cabrillo Mole in Avalon by SteveO Species: Sphyraena argentea (Girard, 1854); from the Greek word sphyraena (an ancient name meaning hammer fish) and the Latin word argenteum  (silvery). Alternate Names: Pacific barracuda, barry, gar, fire hose, stove pipe, skinny, scooter, scoot, snake, slime, slimestick, pencil (small fish), [...]