Picklehandle barracuda


  • Adults usually occur singly. Juveniles form schools.
  • Reported to contain ciguatoxin in Queensland, Australia.
  • Mainly feeds on smaller fishes, but also feeds on squid.


  • Body elongated and silvery with vertical dark bars, which are slightly oblique on the upper half.
  • Caudal fin yellow.

Common Name: Picklehandle barracuda

Family Common Name: Barracudas

Scientific Name: Sphyraena jello___(Cuvier, 1829)

Maximum Length: 150 cm (Total Length)