Stemonosudis intermedia

Common Name

Spotted Barracudina

Year Described

Ege, 1933


Dorsal Fin: 9-10
Anal Fin: 41-47
Pectoral Fin: 11-12
Pelvic Fin: 8-9
Lateral Line: 86-92
Vertebrae: 111-121

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


Body pale, with alternating dark blotches on both the ventrum and dorsum (most bold posterior to dorsal fin). Peritoneal sections number 16-18 in post-larval specimens.


Maximum known size to 138mm SL. Mature adults not known.


Epipelagic to mesopelagic from 0-800m. Small specimens closer to the surface.

Range Map

 Range Map


The western North Atlantic gyre, 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.