Sphyraenidae,

Wirtz, Peter, Fricke, Ronald & Biscoito, Manuel José, 2008, The coastal fishes of Madeira Island—new records and an annotated check-list, Zootaxa 1715, pp. 1-26: 16

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http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.274128

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scientific name

Sphyraenidae
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Sphyraenidae 

The European barracuda  Sphyraena sphyraena (Linnaeus, 1758)  was recorded from Madeira by Ben- Tuvia in Whitehead et al. (1986: 1195) and Sylva in Quéro et al. (1990: 863-864), also for instance by Edwards (1993). According to Wirtz (1998), these records are likely to be confusions with the common Sphyraena viridensis  .

Sphyraena barracuda  (Edwards in Catesby, 1771)—Great barracuda 

Recorded from Madeira by Wirtz (1998).

* Sphyraena viridensis  Cuvier, 1829 —Yellowmouth barracuda 

Recorded from Madeira by Wirtz (1994: 53); the photo published in this book is, however from the Azores.