Stemonosudis gracilis

Common Name

Graceful Barracudina

Year Described

Ege, 1933


Dorsal Fin: 9-10
Anal Fin: 36-38
Pectoral Fin: 11-12
Pelvic Fin: 9
Lateral Line:
Vertebrae: 98-107

Pelvic fin origin closer to dorsal fin than to pectoral fin tip.


Body pale with an indistinct lateral stripe. Four to five dark blotches on dorsum and ventrum posterior to dorsal fin. Post-larva with 14-15 pigment sections on the peritoneum.


Maximum size to 96mm SL. Mature adults not known.


Epipelagic to bathypelagic from 0-1300m.

Range Map

 Range Map


Scattered records in 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.