Lestidiops jayakari

Common Name

Pacific Barracudina

Year Described

Boulenger, 1889


Dorsal Fin: 10
Anal Fin: 27-31
Pectoral Fin: 11-13
Pelvic Fin: 9
Lateral Line: 63-76
Vertebrae: 76-85

Pelvic fin origin slightly anterior to dorsal fin origin.


Body pale with darker pigment spots along dorsal midline.


Maximum size to 187mm SL.


Mesopelagic to bathypelagic from 0-2000m. Juveniles toward the surface.

Range Map

 Range Map


North Atlantic gyre between 20 and 45 degrees north in the western Atlantic.


McEachran, J.D. and J.D. Fechhelm. 1998. Fishes of the Gulf of Mexico. Volume 1: Myxiniformes to Gasterosteiformes. University of Texas Press, Austin. i-viii + 1-1112.

Rofen, R.R. In: Anderson, W.W., R.H. Gibbs, F.H. Berry, W.A. Gosline, J.E. Bohlke, N.B. Marshall, R.L. Bolin, G.W. Mead, J.W. Gehringer, R.R. Rofen, and N.J. Wilimovsky. 1966. Fishes of the Western North Atlantic. Part 5. Iniomi and Lyomeri. Memoir No. 1. Sears Foundation for Marine Research; Yale University, New Haven, CT. 647 pp., 220 plates.