Large, dark, scalloped tail with a black margin. Difficult to distinguish from S. putnamae (Military Barracuda), with Australian records possibly this species. Also similar to S. jello, which lacks the scalloped tail margin (it has straight edges to the inside fork) and has a more laterally compressed body shape.
Max Size: 170 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 23.3-31.3°C
Habitat: Coral Reef, Open ocean
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Infrequent (2% of sites)
Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution.
It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed
Abundance: Several (7 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.