Barracuda, Mexican / Sphyraena ensis (Jordan & Gilbert, 1882); SPHYRAENIDAE FAMILY
Mexican Barracuda are a marine, pelagic species found from Baja, Mexico to Ecuador. Like most species of barracuda, Mexican barracuda are voracious predators that feed on other small fishes and are also very popular with recreational anglers. The Mexican Barracuda is often confused with a sympatric, or overlapping, species with a similar appearance, the Pacific Barracuda. However, the dorsal and pelvic fins of the Mexican barracuda are positioned just behind the tip of the pectoral fin when depressed along the...