Lestrolepis intermedia

Common Name

Intermediate Barracudina

Year Described

Poey, 1868


Dorsal Fin: 9
Anal Fin: 41-44
Pectoral Fin: 11
Pelvic Fin: 9
Lateral Line: 69-77
Vertebrae: 91-98

Pelvic fin origin well anterior to dorsal fin origin (about midway between dorsal and anal fin origins).


Body pale except for a line of melanophores on the dorsal midline and two dark streaks on the ventrum. A dark spot is conspicuous in front of the eye.


Maximum size to 148mm SL.


Epipelagic to mesopelagic from 0-200m.

Range Map

 Range Map


Tropical and subtropical Atlantic, from the Gulf Stream region to off northeastern South America, the Gulf of Mexico, and the Caribbean Sea.


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.