Fish and Wildlife Research Institute

Barracuda-Great

Great Barracuda

Scientific name: Sphyraena barracuda (Edwards in Catesby, 1771)

Common name: Great Barracuda

Species Codes for Trip Ticket Reporting:
Food and Bait Code: 459 - Barracuda
Marine Life Code: 512 - Barracuda, Great

License and Endorsements Required for Commercial Harvest:
SPL - Saltwater Products License

* These are unofficial designations, please see Florida Administrative Code Chapter 68B for specifics, https://www.flrules.org.


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